COMPASS 
Estate Planning &
Elder Law

Serving clients in the areas of estate planning, asset protection, long term care planning, and elder law.  We are an education based firm, hosting free workshops in the community to aid our potential clients in identifying what is most important to them, and executing strategies to achieve their long term goals. 


Whether you are an 18 year old student trying to ensure your parents can handle your affairs in the event you are in an accident, newlyweds who want to give their spouse the power to make decisions should they be unable to do so themselves, parents who want to ensure that they can determine their children's guardians in the event of their untimely passing, seniors who want to protect their assets from long term care, or have a family member in a nursing home and are trying to preserve some of their assets while qualifying for benefit programs, we are fully equipped to meet your needs.  

 

Practice Areas

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Estate Planning

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Asset Protection and Long Term Care Planning

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Estate Administration and Probate

Everyone Needs Estate Planning

Estate Planning is not just for the wealthy.  Everyone over the age of 18 should have an estate plan in place.  Without proper estate planning documents, the State, as opposed to the individual, determines how your affairs will be handled.  This includes who acts on your behalf in the event of your disability or death, what life-sustaining treatment will be given in a period of incapacity, who would have custody of your minor children, and how your assets will be handled at the time of your death.

How Will You Address the Cost of Long Term Care?

Recent statistics show that 70% of individuals will require some sort of long term care during their lifetime.  Unfortunately, the cost of both in-home care and care facilities can quickly drain your life savings.  With proper planning, an individual can preserve some, if not all, of their assets, even if they are already residing in a nursing home.  We assist clients in navigating the long term care options and developing strategies to protect their assets while qualifying for government benefits such as VA Aid and Attendance and Medicaid.

When Your Loved One Passes

When a loved one passes, we help clients through the process of settling and distributing their estate.  Whether the individual passed without a will, a will needs to be probated, or a trust needs to be administered, we make the process as easy and streamlined as possible, providing a sense of security during a difficult time.

 

Upcoming Free Educational Workshops

  • Estate Planning Essentials - Workshop  8/19  6:00pm
    Aug 19, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Moena Restaurant, 215 E Market St, Clearfield, PA 16830, USA
    Estate Planning truly is for everyone, mainly because it isn't just about your net worth. Instead, it is making sure you can protect what you have for you, during your lifetime, and for your loved ones after you pass away.
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  • Long Term Care Planning - Workshop
    Time is TBD
    Moena Restaurant
    Time is TBD
    Moena Restaurant , 215 E Market St, Clearfield, PA 16830, USA
    Are you planning ahead to protect your assets from the cost of long term care? Do you have a loved one who is in need of care and you have questions about what benefits are available and how to qualify? Is a loved one in a facility and needing assistance planning on how to protect their assets and q
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