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Elder Law & Disability Planning

The Van Winkle Law Firm offers extensive experience with complex issues to the elderly and other individuals with special needs. In addition to traditional estate planning, our services include planning for long-term care, coordinating private and public resources to finance such care, designing and administering special needs trusts and assembling and coordinating teams of professionals to ensure the highest quality of care. Our firm is staffed by one of only fourteen certified Elder Law attorneys in North Carolina and one of fewer than 500 in the nation.

Types of Services

  • Guardianships
  • Medicaid and SSI Planning and Applications
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Settlement Preservation Trusts
  • Planning for Nursing Home Care
  • Coordination of Extended Care Professionals
  • Wills, Trusts and Advanced Directives (including Living Wills and Health Care Surrogates)
  • Trust and Estate Administration
  • Trustee Reviews

Professional Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Elder Law Section
  • Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section
  • American College of Trusts and Estates Council
  • Land of the Sky Estate Planning Council
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • MemoryCare