Foulston Siefkin attorneys have substantial experience in providing the full breadth of elder law services. The firm provides traditional estate planning services as well as advice and counseling with respect to a wide range of legal issues that affect the elderly. These issues include governmental resource planning (including Medicaid and planning for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)), social security, distributions from qualified retirement plans and individual retirement accounts (IRAs), conversion of regular IRAs to Roth IRAs, long term care insurance, long term care contracts, marital rights and legal benefits issues, elder care and representing clients in conservatorship and guardianship proceedings. Additionally, Foulston Siefkin serves the elderly by providing individually tailored estate planning documents, including wills, revocable, testamentary and inter vivos trusts, powers of attorney for business and financial decisions, powers of attorney for health care decisions and living wills.
Our elder law services are provided by the firm's Estate Planning and Probate group, which takes pride in providing streamlined, efficient estate planning and elder law advice while emphasizing the family harmony goals of clients throughout the estate planning process. Foulston Siefkin lawyers frequently speak and write on elder law matters and are active and have held leadership positions in elder law and estate planning professional organizations, including the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the Real Property, Probate and Trust Sections of the American Bar Association and Kansas Bar Association, and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). Our lawyers are also active in civic affairs, serving in numerous capacities on various community organizations.
Areas of Representation:
• Governmental Resource Long-term Care Planning
• Elder Rights
• Disability Planning
• Estate Planning
• Marital Planning
• Business Succession Planning
• Estate & Trust Administration