A. Craig is a sole practitioner who has limited her practice
to elder law, estate planning and estate administration.
most of us understand estate planning and administration
as the planned distribution of our assets at death, "elder
law" is a newer concept that encompasses a number of issues.
Rather than focusing primarily on tax planning and post-mortem
distribution of assets, elder law is largely concerned with
planning for the care needs of seniors and the disabled.
is Elder Law?
law is more than simple estate planning or retirement planning.
Legal issues for the elderly, disabled and their families
are complex. Laws and regulations involving Medicaid, Medicare,
Social Security, nursing homes, assisted living, special needs
trusts and benefits planning can be difficult to understand.
an Elder Law Attorney Can Help
office can assist you in drafting a will to transfer property
at death. Perhaps more importantly, we can also help you develop
a comprehensive care plan for you or your loved ones, including
financial planning for quality care and asset protection,
assembling a caregiver team and connecting with appropriate
elder law legal services include:
of advance directives for financial and health care decision
of opportunities to qualify for benefit programs, including
Medicaid, SSI and North Carolina Special Assistance;
with guardianship proceedings;
of long-term care insurance options;
for seniors in nursing homes and with in-home service
"care teams" for seniors and disabled adults,
including geriatric care managers, accountants, financial
planners and home care providers;
planning for seniors, disabled adults and their families.
make an appointment, please contact our office at (828) 669-0799
or e-mail us at .
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Directions to our Office:
office is located in Black Mountain across the street from
GreyBeard Realty and Black Mountain Savings Bank.
I-40 East, please use Exit 64, turn left at bottom of
the exit ramp. At the third stop light after the exit;
turn right on to State Street. Our building is on the
left after Richardson Blvd., just past Black Mountain
I-40 West, please use Exit 65. After you exit the interstate
you will be on East State Street: our office is .7 of
a mile on the right at 207 East State Street, across the
street from GreyBeard Realty.
A. Craig, a member of the North Carolina State Bar since
1990, has an office in Black Mountain, North Carolina. She
received a B.A. from Wake Forest University in 1987 and a
J.D. in 1990 from Vanderbilt University Law School. She served as
Secretary of the Elder Law Section of the North Carolina Bar
Association in 2003-2004 and served as Chair of the Section for the 2006-2007 term. Wendy is a member of the National Academy of the Elder
Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA) and co-chairs the North Carolina NAELA Chapter. NAELA is a professional association
of attorneys concerned with improving the availability and
delivery of legal services to the older person.
A. Craig, P.A.
in Elder Law for Western North Carolina
East State Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
828-669-0799 (Voice) 828-669-0055 (Fax)
2006 - Wendy A. Craig, P.A.
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