The Shimoda Law Firm is an Elder Law and Estate Planning firm in Alabama. Serving Dothan, Enterprise, Ozark, Headland, and the wiregrass area. Our office is located in Dothan, Alabama. We serve the estate planning needs of individuals and families who want to avoid probate court at death, protect and maintain control of their assets, and plan for the distribution of their assets at death. We also provide counsel regarding Elder Law planning. This includes Medicaid planning and VA Pension Benefit planning for financial assistance with long-term care needs.
The Shimoda Law Firm assists families in all stages of life with estate planning. Offering insightful legal advice to help you avoid the unintended consequences of inadequate planning. Our focus on Elder Law and Estate Planning, we believe, sharpens our knowledge in these particular areas of law. Knowledge however is only part of the equation. We take into consideration all the elements of your situation, listening to and understanding your fears, hearing your concerns, and working toward meeting your desires. At the Shimoda Law Firm, we have the experience to listen and the knowledge to solve.
If you are in need of immediate and urgent assistance for medicaid to pay for nursing home costs for you or a loved one please call to schedule a consultation. We can also help if you are planning ahead for the possibility of a future need for medicaid assistance.
If you are a veteran or the spouse of a veteran you may qualify for a little known benefit called VA Improved Pension. We can help you qualify for this governmental benefit to assist you in paying for home health care, assisted living, or nursing home services. We are a VA accredited firm.
We can help you maintain control of your assets with a Last Will and Testament, Trusts, a Durable Power of Attorney, a Health Care Power of Attorney, a HIPAA Authorization Form, and an Advanced Directive for Health Care.
We can develop a plan to protect your assets by the use of prenuptial agreements, basic trusts, domestic asset protection trusts, offshore trusts, dynasty trusts, and special needs trusts.
Your estate may include one or more business entities, we can assist in establishing and maintaining different types of entities such as corporations, nonprofit corporations, private foundations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, general partnerships, and other types of entities.
We can assist families through the process of probate when a loved one passes away. Whether they had a will or not we can guide you through the steps of administering their estate.
It is essential to know how federal, state and local taxes are connected to your plan. We can provide you with tax advice regarding your estate planning and elder law planning, and make sure you avoid unnecessary tax consequences.
No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.
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