Our Office: 3884 Amboy Road, Staten Island, New York 10308
William J. Newstad, Attorney at Law
Elder Law Elder Law

Staten Island Elder Law Attorney Protects Seniors

Counseling the elderly and advocating for their rights in NY and NJ

No one likes to feel helpless, especially proud senior citizens who have worked all their lives to be self-sufficient. But there are challenges to living on a fixed income and managing the infirmities of old age. It’s essential for the elderly and those who care about them to get the best advice possible on managing their assets and planning for the full range of future contingencies. Since 1997, William J. Newstad, Esq., Attorney and Counselor at Law has educated and advised seniors and their families on a variety of issues, including:

  • Long-term care planning — Strategies for preserving assets while dealing with a prolonged hospitalization or nursing home stay
  • Medicaid eligibility and planning — Asset allocation that allows a senior to qualify for government assistance without completely liquidating assets
  • Nursing home and assisted-living facilities — Help evaluating facilities to determine the best choice for your particular circumstances, as well as advocacy for residents who are living at care facilities
  • Guardianships and conservatorships — Legal arrangements that allow concerned children of elderly parents to exercise control over their finances and make decisions for their health and welfare

Addressing your elder law questions in New York and New Jersey

The hallmark of our elder law practice has always been patient, thorough, informative counsel in a relaxed, welcoming environment. We view our mission to be educators first and foremost. We thoroughly explain the law and its application to your unique circumstances, so that you can make the best possible decision for your future. While it’s optimal for individuals to begin estate planning well in advance, an elder law attorney must be prepared to manage the situation at hand. While other lawyers may criticize clients for not acting sooner, we focus on what can be done today to prevent any additional losses and install the legal safeguards you need so you can be confident about the future.

Contact a patient, informative elder law attorney on Staten Island

William J. Newstad, Esq., Attorney and Counselor at Law educates and advises seniors and their families about prudent legal steps to safeguard their assets, health and welfare. We offer flexible appointments in our Great Kills Town office and can even visit you at home or in a nursing facility if necessary. To schedule a free consultation and evaluation, call us at 718.815.5800 or contact our office online.

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