What is Elder Law?

Elder Law is an area of law concentrating on the legal needs of the elderly and special needs clients. A well-rounded Elder Law attorney will address a client’s general estate planning issues while also advising them on planning for incapacity and possible long-term care needs, including nursing home care. Additionally, they will have knowledge of Veteran’s Benefits, Medicaid (MO HealthNet), and other government benefit programs to assist with paying for long-term care and skilled nursing care.

Nursing Home Planning

Estate Planning

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to inspire, educate and motivate our clients to control their future by empowering them to make the best decisions for their businesses and their families resulting in peace of mind.

Wills & Trusts

Estate planning is necessary to properly honor your wishes after death. Wills and Trusts serve different purposes, but often the words are interchanged. Find out the difference and what is right for your situation:

Powers of Attorney

Anyone can become incapacitated at any time. Consulting with a lawyer about the different types of powers of attorney and advanced planning will help protect you in that situation. To find out more:

Irrevocable Trusts

An irrevocable trust can help protect your assets for the future. However, there can be pitfalls when placing assets into a trust which is not revocable. To find out if an irrevocable trust is right for you:

Special Needs Trusts

What is the purpose of a Supplemental Needs Trust? To balance the eligibility of a person receiving benefits from government programs while keeping other family resources protected. To find out more:

Nursing Home Planning

There is a lot to plan and prepare for when considering your future long term care needs, including being prepared for potentially entering a nursing home. It's a complicated process and each person's situation is different. To find out how you can prepare:

Medicaid Asset Protection

If you're considering Medicaid to assist with paying for the nursing home but are worried about having too many assets, then it's time to talk to a lawyer. A lawyer practicing in Elder Law can assist you before and during your Medicaid application process. To find out more:

Veteran's Benefits

A lawyer accredited through the Department of Veterans Affairs can discuss with you how pension programs developed for seniors may assist with your long term care needs. It is important to understand how your assets and potential future Medicaid needs fit into the big picture. Find out more:

Probate

Dealing with property ownership of a deceased family member can be tricky. It is essential to determine whether probate is required. Properly handling most ownership issues must occur within one year of a person's death. To find out how a lawyer can help you in this situation:

Do Online Templates Really Save You Money?

Small business owners know there is simply no way around legal paperwork. Legal documents constitute the very framework of your business, minimize your risks and help protect your interests. You can find plenty of legal templates online, whether you’re forming an LLC, buying a business, bringing on a new partner or hiring a new employee. … Read more

Korean War Veterans of the Ozarks

The Korean War Veterans of the Ozarks held their annual Memorial Day program in front of the Korean War Memorial at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery on May 29 to honor those who served in the Korean War and to remember those who did not return home. Korean War Veterans of the Ozarks chapter meets … Read more

2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Sept 16, 2017

The Law Office of Sativa Boatman-Sloan, LLC & 417 Elder Law is proud to be a sponsor of Springfield’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s on September 16, 2017. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association WAlk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, … Read more

The Senior Forum on KWTO AM560

Be sure to tune in to “The Senior Forum” on KWTO AM560 at 10:00 am on July 12 and August 9 where Sativa will be guest hosting the show. She will cover topics ranging from avoiding probate to long-term care planning. Education and outreach are a passion of the Law Office of Sativa Boatman-Sloan, LLC … Read more

What Can You Do If You Haven’t Prepared for the Nursing Home?

It happens far too often. A fall, a stroke, or other tragedy suddenly forces you to make difficult decisions about moving your loved one into a nursing home. Ideally, you have already made plans for when you are faced with these difficult decisions, so some stresses are alleviated because you are better equipped to know … Read more

Avoid the Scams Brought About by Spring Severe Weather

When severe weather strikes, such as hailstorms or tornados, and cause damage to your home and property, beware of contractors that seem to arrive out of the blue promising quick and cheap fixes. Although some are reputable, many are not. Seniors can be vulnerable to home repair scams. The scammer often specifically looks for older … Read more

Should My Business Have a Succession Plan?

You’ve been in business for a while. You are working hard to continue to grow and prosper, but have you given much thought as to whom you’ll eventually pass the keys to your business? In ideal situations, you should have a succession plan in place before you open the doors of your business. In reality, … Read more

Do You Have the Correct Power of Attorney Documents?

What if an accident, illness, or even simply the effects of aging left you unable to tell your doctors what kind of medical treatment you wanted, or made it impossible to manage your financial affairs? No one likes to think about such grim possibilities, but the truth is that almost every family will eventually face … Read more

Do You Need a Lawyer When You Buy or Sell Your House?

In most real estate transactions, a realtor is involved in the process, and you may not need a lawyer involved in a home sale or purchase. However, buying or selling your home is one of the most significant financial event(s) in your life. Every transaction should include the creation of a real estate contract between … Read more

Make 2017 Your Best Year Yet!

Do you ever find yourself asking, “Where does all the time go?” Or maybe saying, “There’s just not enough time to get everything done!” If you’re struggling with time management, you can learn skills that will help you become more productive. As we kick off a new year, this is a perfect time to reflect … Read more

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