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Brian T. Treacy, LLC

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The Elder Law & Estate Planning Center (located in Bluffton , South Carolina) is a full service South Carolina Estate Planning Law Firm. Elder Law & Estate Planning focuses on fundamental estate planning, Elder Law, Veterans benefits, wills & trust planning, powers of attorney, Medicaid application & qualification, long-term care planning, probate & estate administration, Medicaid crisis planning, special needs & disability planning, Aid & Attendance qualification, charitable planning, estate tax planning, and asset protection. Elder Law & Estate Planning services families and individuals throughout Bluffton, Beaufort, Hilton Head, and Hardeeville, SC 



Brian T. Treacy,

Owner, Attorney

Rebekah N. Freeman,

Associate Attorney

Call Today: +1.843.757.5294

10 Pinckney Colony Road, #400, Bluffton SC, 29909               


Elder Law: The Ipug Trust for Asset Protection


A valuable tool in the Elder Law attorney's toolbox is the asset protection trust, aka, the Ipug Trust. In different states, these types of trust are given different names- ours is called the Ipug Trust. It is a legally acceptable Medicaid complaint trust that can be used to hold assets and allow eligibility for Medicaid or Veteran's Benefits.






Elder Law: Medicare and Medicaid, Generally


Basic facts regarding Medicare and Medicaid. Who is eligible? How do I qualify? 





Elder Law is a relatively new development thanks to prolonged life expectancy, is a branch of the law that serves the needs of the elderly and the disabled as well as their family. Elder Law covers an impressive range of client issues, both legal and financial.

The right elder law attorney can guide all involved through the intricate ins and outs of any situation that could arise, protecting the rights and welfare of seniors and their family members. Just a small sampling of the issues an Elder Law attorney might need to address are guardianship, conservatorship, power of attorney, estate planning (wills and trusts), Medicaid planning, probate and estate administration, and advanced directives.


Elder Law: Medicare Advanced Planning


On October 30, 2015, Medicare announced it will pay doctors to help patients plan the type of care they want at the end of life. Studies show that most Americans want to die at home versus in a hospital. The sad reality is too few people make these wishes known to loved ones and doctors.






Elder Law: What Is Elder Law?


Elder Law attorneys advocate for the elderly and their loved ones. They handle a wide range of legal matters affecting older or disabled persons by using traditional estate planning tools, and assisting with resolving issues dealing with healthcare, long term care, guardianship, retirement, Medicare/Medicaid.





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