Louisville, Kentucky Estate Planning and Probate Lawyer
Other Offices: New Albany (IN)
Law Firm OverviewBrightwell Law is a reliable and experienced Medicaid law firm located in Louisville, KY and New Albany, IN. Since founding our firm in 1998 in New Albany, we have provided compassionate guidance and detailed attention to clients in the greater Louisville area, and have since opened an office in the Derby City.
We help clients and their families plan for themselves and protect their loved ones in a broad range of ways. Our practice areas include: Medicaid, asset protection, estate planning, elder law, veterans benefits, probate litigation, and, guardianships.
Areas of Law
Areas of Law Description
Our practice areas include:
If you have a family member in a nursing home who requires regular medical attention, he or she may qualify for Medicaid benefits. To be eligible for Medicaid in Kentucky and Indiana, you must be in a nursing home, earn less than approximately $2000 in monthly income and have less than approximately $2000 in assets or resources on any one day of the month. Louisville Medicaid attorney Bruce Brightwell can advise you on measures you can take to help your loved one qualify for assistance.
- Asset Protection
You can isolate some of your assets from taxes, creditors and lawsuits by using appropriate estate planning tools. Irrevocable trusts, for instance, are designed to safeguard your assets from potential creditors. Bruce A. Brightwell, Attorney at Law helps clients determine the best way to preserve most of their wealth.
- Estate Planning
Effective estate planning looks at all the issues, from death and disability to Medicaid and nursing home care. At Brightwell Law, we help you find the best ways to preserve your wealth and protect your estate.
The best way to ensure your will is legally sound is to consult with a wills attorney in Louisville or New Albany, such as Bruce Brightwell. Bruce helps clients properly account for the value of all property and assets in your estate and works with you to determine your objectives and the best ways to achieve them, through a will or combination of estate planning tools.
Entering your property into a trust is a means of transferring ownership of that property to another person or entity for dispersal at a specified date or occasion. If you establish a trust for your children, for example, you can use the trust to specify how much your children can control and at what times — such as granting partial access at age 18 and additional access at age 25, or making the release conditional upon graduating from college.
When you have just lost a loved one, thinking about administering the estate can seem unbearable. At Brightwell Law, we walk you through the process. Probate, sometimes referred to as estate administration. This responsibility can involve a great deal of work, especially for an estate with significant assets.
- Probate Litigation
Losing a loved one is difficult enough. But when you feel that his or her last will and testament is not the correct version, suspect your family member was coerced into writing it or believe the executor failed to perform the proper duties, you may be able to contest the will during probate in a process called probate litigation.
- Elder Law
Jeffersonville, New Albany and Louisville elder care lawyer Bruce Brightwell has 20 years of experience practicing law, with much of that experience earned in the courtroom. He understands the law and knows when to fight for clients.
Your loved one’s health can quickly worsen and decrease his or her mental faculties with little notice. That is why it is imperative to enact a guardianship while the ward is still of sound mind. Louisville guardianships attorney Bruce Brightwell understands the urgent need for legal action and can visit you and your loved one in the hospital or at home to sign the guardianship document into effect immediately, providing relief for all parties concerned.
- Veterans Benefits
A little-known benefit available for many veterans is the VA Aid and Attendance (A&A) Pension. A&A provides benefits for veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person with the activities of daily living, either in their home or in an assisted living facility.
Medicare is a federal program that provides medical insurance for Americans who are 65 and older, or who are younger with disabilities, or in the end stages of renal disease. Wherever you live in Kentucky, you can fill out a Kentucky Medicare application to receive benefits.
Mr. Bruce A. Brightwell
Elder Law, Estate Planning
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