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Candace Beckett JD, LLM

Chesapeake Elder Law LLC

Candace Beckett JD, LLM

Chesapeake Elder Law LLC

Candace Beckett JD, LLM

Chesapeake Elder Law LLC

Candace Beckett, J.D., LL.M., an attorney with over 20 years of experience, founded Chesapeake Elder Law LLC to provide confidential legal services in the area of elder law and estate planning to seniors and their families including: wills, powers of attorney, advance directives, revocable living trusts, estate administration, medicaid planning, asset protection, probate litigation, health care directives and guardianships.  Candace Beckett is a member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and the Elder Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association.  Chesapeake Elder Law LLC is a “senior friendly” law practice whereby legal services are provided 7 days a week either in the office located at 1997 Annapolis Exchange Parkway, Annapolis, Maryland or at the client’s residence.

Firm Description

Chesapeake Elder Law LLC is the "senior friendly practice" that focuses on:
  • Elder Law
  • Wills/Revocable Trusts
  • Probate/Estate Administration
  • Planning for Long Term Care
  • Medicaid
  • Nursing Home/Assisted Living
  • Advanced Medical Directives
  • Financial Power of Attorney
  • Guardianships
  • Estate Planning
  • Medicare and Social Security
  • Chesapeake Elder Law LLC is available for its clients Monday through Sunday, with convenient day and evening appointments. Home visits are easily arranged to meet the client's schedule.
  • Hours

    Day From To
    Sunday 12:00 PM 7:00 PM
    Monday 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
    Tuesday 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
    Wednesday 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
    Thursday 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
    Friday 9:00 AM 9:00 PM
    Saturday 9:00 AM 7:00 PM

    Cost

    Chesapeake Elder Law LLC seeks to provide a flat fee for legal services so clients know how much the legal fees will be at the time of engagement. Hourly rates are available for which a flat fee is not feasible is determined on an individual basis as to the complexity of the legal issues to be addressed.

    What Is an Elder Law Attorney?

    Main Office

    1997 Annapolis Exchange Pkwy
    Suite 300
    Annapolis, MD 21401

    On the web

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    Medicaid 101
    What Medicaid Covers

    In addition to nursing home care, Medicaid may cover home care and some care in an assisted living facility. Coverage in your state may depend on waivers of federal rules.

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    Medicaid’s Eligibility and Transfer Rules

    To be eligible for Medicaid long-term care, recipients must have limited incomes and no more than $2,000 (in most states). Special rules apply for the home and other assets.

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    Medicaid’s Protections for Spouses

    Spouses of Medicaid nursing home residents have special protections to keep them from becoming impoverished.

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    What Medicaid Covers

    In addition to nursing home care, Medicaid may cover home care and some care in an assisted living facility. Coverage in your state may depend on waivers of federal rules.

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    Medicaid’s Eligibility and Transfer Rules

    To be eligible for Medicaid long-term care, recipients must have limited incomes and no more than $2,000 (in most states). Special rules apply for the home and other assets.

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    Medicaid’s Protections for Spouses

    Spouses of Medicaid nursing home residents have special protections to keep them from becoming impoverished.

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    Medicaid Planning Strategies

    Careful planning for potentially devastating long-term care costs can help protect your estate, whether for your spouse or for your children.

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    Estate Recovery: Can Medicaid Take My House After I’m Gone?

    If steps aren't taken to protect the Medicaid recipient's house from the state’s attempts to recover benefits paid, the house may need to be sold.

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    Help Qualifying and Paying for Medicaid, Or Avoiding Nursing Home Care

    There are ways to handle excess income or assets and still qualify for Medicaid long-term care, and programs that deliver care at home rather than in a nursing home.

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    Are Adult Children Responsible for Their Parents’ Care?

    Most states have laws on the books making adult children responsible if their parents can't afford to take care of themselves.

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    Applying for Medicaid

    Applying for Medicaid is a highly technical and complex process, and bad advice can actually make it more difficult to qualify for benefits.

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    Alternatives to Medicaid

    Medicare's coverage of nursing home care is quite limited. For those who can afford it and who can qualify for coverage, long-term care insurance is the best alternative to Medicaid.

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    ElderLaw 101
    Estate Planning

    Distinguish the key concepts in estate planning, including the will, the trust, probate, the power of attorney, and how to avoid estate taxes.

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    Grandchildren

    Learn about grandparents’ visitation rights and how to avoid tax and public benefit issues when making gifts to grandchildren.

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    Guardianship/Conservatorship

    Understand when and how a court appoints a guardian or conservator for an adult who becomes incapacitated, and how to avoid guardianship.

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    Health Care Decisions

    We need to plan for the possibility that we will become unable to make our own medical decisions. This may take the form of a health care proxy, a medical directive, a living will, or a combination of these.

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    Estate Planning

    Distinguish the key concepts in estate planning, including the will, the trust, probate, the power of attorney, and how to avoid estate taxes.

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    Grandchildren

    Learn about grandparents’ visitation rights and how to avoid tax and public benefit issues when making gifts to grandchildren.

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    Guardianship/Conservatorship

    Understand when and how a court appoints a guardian or conservator for an adult who becomes incapacitated, and how to avoid guardianship.

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    Health Care Decisions

    We need to plan for the possibility that we will become unable to make our own medical decisions. This may take the form of a health care proxy, a medical directive, a living will, or a combination of these.

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    Long-Term Care Insurance

    Understand the ins and outs of insurance to cover the high cost of nursing home care, including when to buy it, how much to buy, and which spouse should get the coverage.

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    Medicare

    Learn who qualifies for Medicare, what the program covers, all about Medicare Advantage, and how to supplement Medicare’s coverage.

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    Retirement Planning

    We explain the five phases of retirement planning, the difference between a 401(k) and an IRA, types of investments, asset diversification, the required minimum distribution rules, and more.

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    Senior Living

    Find out how to choose a nursing home or assisted living facility, when to fight a discharge, the rights of nursing home residents, all about reverse mortgages, and more.

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    Social Security

    Get a solid grounding in Social Security, including who is eligible, how to apply, spousal benefits, the taxation of benefits, how work affects payments, and SSDI and SSI.

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    Special Needs Planning

    Learn how a special needs trust can preserve assets for a person with disabilities without jeopardizing Medicaid and SSI, and how to plan for when caregivers are gone.

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    Veterans Benefits

    Explore benefits for older veterans, including the VA’s disability pension benefit, aid and attendance, and long-term care coverage for veterans and surviving spouses.

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