Main Menu


Medicaid Print E-mail

Medicaid Planning

Medicaid planning is an essential part of properly preparing for the future. But, because the laws governing this area of law have recently changed dramatically and are still changing, Medicaid planning should always be discussed with a knowledgeable and experienced attorney.

In my practice as a lawyer, I help families and individuals in the New York Metro area and throughout Long Island to protect their homes and other assets through proper Medicaid planning. But more importantly, I help them to accomplish these goals while keeping their dignity intact.

As an experienced elder law attorney who handles concerns like estate planning, Medicaid planning and asset protection, I can provide you with answers and quality, effective legal services regarding issues such as:

  • Medicaid eligibility
  • Disclosure and treatment of assets, resources and income
  • Real estate transfers
  • Advance directives
  • Liens
  • Spousal refusal
  • Medicare Part D
  • Home care and nursing home care options
  • Health care proxies
  • Living trusts
  • Supplemental needs trust / Special needs trusts
  • Pooled trusts
  • Guardianships

Having worked with people in the Long Island area on these issues for many years, I understand the frustration and anxiety that the prospect of losing your home or other assets can bring. As your attorney, I can explain the various issues and requirements involved in the Medicaid system. Hopefully then, you will feel more comfortable with the process and we can begin to develop a plan that will work to protect everything you've worked so hard for.

To learn more about the Medicaid estate planning and elder law services I can assist you with or to schedule a face-to-face consultation with a dedicated Suffolk County Medicaid planning attorney, contact me at my Melville, New York, law office today.

Joan S. Arbiter
Attorney at Law, P.C.
445 Broad Hollow Road, Suite 205
Melville, NY 11747
Phone: (631) 249-1976
Fax: (631) 982-1476

Melville, New York attorney, Joan S. Arbiter, helps families and individuals throughout Nassau County, Suffolk County, and the New York Metro Area to resolve legal issues in the areas of elder law, Medicaid planning, estate planning, probate, and real estate. Long Island communities she serves include Amityville, Commack, Dix Hills, Farmingdale, Hauppauge, Hempstead, Huntington, Babylon, Levittown, Massapequa, Melville, Mineola, Plainview, and Woodbury.