Monroe County residents can benefit from the legal help that The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C. provides with estate planning and elder law issues. While it’s a common misconception that only seniors need to use the services of an elder law attorney, there are many different tools that people of all ages can use to secure their future.
Monroe County residents who want help making plans to save for retirement, protecting assets, preparing in case of serious illness, and planning to care for loved ones even after their death can all turn to The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C. for assistance.
We provide compassionate advice as you make difficult and important decisions about your future, so give us a call today to find out about the comprehensive services our Monroe County elder law and estate planning attorneys can offer.
Life in Monroe County
Monroe County is part of the Rochester, NY metro area and is located in the western part of New York state. The county spans the southern shore of Lake Ontario and, as of the most recent census, more than 747,000 people were living in the county. Rochester is the county seat of Monroe County, and the county gets its name from the fifth U.S. President, James Monroe.
Monroe County was originally part of Albany County when locales within the province of New York were first establishing counties in the 1680’s. Albany was a very large county at the time, however, and by March of 1772, Albany County split up into a total of three separate counties. This included Tyron County, which later became Montgomery County.
Montgomery County then broke up, with Ontario County created from a split-off of parts of that county in 1789. In 1802, Genesee County was created when part of Ontario County split off. Finally, parts of Genesee and Ontario County eventually formed a new county that came to be called Monroe County.
Today, Monroe County has a thriving economy home to many businesses including Eastman Kodak. Many other organizations have their headquarters in Monroe County and the county is also home to the University of Rochester along with other institutes of higher education. The University of Rochester also has a renowned medical school and there are many respected healthcare centers that are located in and around the Monroe area.
Seniors in Monroe County
In many situations, seniors lose community connections when they retire and as they age. This can impact physical and emotional health. Seniors need to try to stay connected and should take advantage of services that help them do that. Seniors also need to ensure they understand all of the different support systems that could be available as they begin to experience age-related impairments.
Fortunately, there are many services available to older Monroe County residents. You can find out about these services by visiting the website of the Monroe County Area Agency on Aging. Here, you will find details about programs for seniors such as transportation services, events and activities seniors can attend, meal services, and more.
When free services or community programs are no longer enough to meet your needs because you’ve become sick, gotten hurt, or are suffering from age-related infirmities, you may also be able to get home healthcare services at home or may need to move to a nursing home.
Medicare typically won’t pay for long-term care at home or care in an institutional setting, but The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C. can help you to make sure you’re able to qualify for means-tested Medicaid, which should pick up the bills in most cases. Making a Medicaid plan is one of the key ways our elder law attorneys help you protect assets as you prepare for the future.
Probate Courts in Monroe County
Another important service The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C. provides is assistance with probate issues. This could include probate proceedings after someone has passed away when the deceased’s assets need to be transferred according to the terms of a will or according to intestacy law.
This could also include proceedings to appoint a guardian or conservator when someone has become incapacitated without first creating a power of attorney or other incapacity plan.
The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C. can represent the executor of an estate, heirs or beneficiaries, and people who are contesting a will during the probate process. We can also represent individuals petitioning to be named guardian or conservator.