We Help Prepare for Future Continuing Care Needs
Aging well or living with a disability can present a host of challenges. An Omaha elder law attorney, like our own Nick Halbur, can assist an elder or their family in addressing these issues so that the client can enjoy safety, stability, dignity, and preserve a legacy for loved ones. Whether drafting a power of attorney for financial affairs to plan for passing on responsibility, establishing an emergency guardianship to address critical care issues, or assisting in qualifying for essential benefits, Thompson Law Office brings practical advice and passionate advocacy to everywhere you are.
Attorney Nick Halbur began his legal career practicing and teaching elder law advocacy for seniors in need of long term care and other disabled adults at the University of St. Thomas. He works with diverse professionals to address the needs of clients in crisis or plan for long term needs in a holistic manner. He works to keep up to date on the resources and options available to elders and will help you to find all of the help that you need.
Elder Care Planning Strategies:
Practical advice. Thompson Law Office is a Nebraska law firm that provides practical advice and legal guidance to elderly individuals, couples, and their families in many elder law matters in Omaha and surrounding areas. We provide personalized legal services for clients seeking advice on existing estate planning documents, planning for incapacity, and planning for a disability or long term care needs. We seek to assist you with making the right decisions by explaining the purposes and benefits of the various tools available to you.
Some of the elder law services provided by Thompson Law Office include:
- Advanced healthcare directive
- Living will (declaration)
- Do-not-resuscitate order
- Durable power of attorney for financial affairs
- Durable power of attorney for health care or medical affairs
Additionally, an elder law attorney can assist with:
- Planning for Long-Term Care (“LTC”) after the Deficit Reduction Act (“DRA”), including funding options and strategies such as Medicaid, insurance and veterans benefits
- Representation before the VA and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims for VA benefits claims
- Interpreting Medicare rules and limitations
- Facilitating various asset transfers to protect clients’ interests while still qualifying them for Medicaid
- Identifying when to use private or commercial annuities in Medicaid planning
- Protecting your home
- Understanding the rights of returning veterans as well as long-term disabilities that can affect their return to civilian life
- Navigating through USERRA and SCRA
Veteran Law: Obtaining Veterans’ VA Benefits
Nick Halbur can assist with:
- Applying for VA benefits
- Appealing the denial of VA benefits
- Taking the denied VA benefit claim to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
- Current VA benefits adjustments, record correction and discharge upgrades
Our Omaha lawyers are available to assist with matters in Omaha, Elkhorn, Bennington, Gretna, La Vista, Papillion, Ralston, Bellevue, Fremont, Blair and surrounding communities in Douglas County, Sarpy County, Dodge County, and Washington County. Our Chadron office serves Dawes County, Sheridan County, Box Butte County, and elsewhere in the Nebraska panhandle, including Alliance and Rushville.
Free legal information about estate planning, wills, living wills, durable powers of attorney for health care, and elder law in Nebraska
You may also find the following free legal resources useful as you decide which lawyer to consult about your estate planning law matter. These brochures were prepared by the Nebraska State Bar Association:
- Wills (pdf)
- Living Will & Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care (pdf)
- Living Trusts (pdf)
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