Our Services: Education is a fundamental goal of what we do. We do not want to tell you what to do but rather give you the information to decide what works for you. That is why Michael regularly writes informational columns in the local newspaper and provides free CEU training for social workers in the community twice a year.
We prepare Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, and Trusts (including Supplemental Needs Trust) to ensure your wishes are clear, documented, and in a legal format.
Asset Protection and Medicaid Planning
Attorney Hooker strives to protect your assets in the event you need long-term care in the community or in a skilled nursing facility.
Attorney Hooker serves as the financial manager/fiduciary for those elders and disabled who have no family member ready, willing, and able to serve. Atty. Hooker frequently serves as Power of Attorney, Trustee, and Conservator managing clients’ financial worlds.
Estelle Stasz is the Medicaid Specialist in the firm. She processes Medicaid applications for clients in long-term settings as well as for those in the community under the so-called Frail Elder Waiver Program. Medicaid is a supremely difficult agency to navigate. It is not for the faint of heart.
Probate and Estate Administration
We probate Wills and Administrations.
Guardianship and Conservatorship Petitions
We represent individuals and facilities pursuing guardianship or conservatorship of persons who can no longer make health, placement, and financial decisions for themselves and who have not previously designated a Power of Attorney or Health Care Proxy.
Our Social Worker evaluates elders in the private setting, makes recommendations for care and placement, and assists with navigating community and facility-based care.