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Richard B. Vincent CELA

Vincent & Romeo, LLC

Richard B. Vincent CELA

Vincent & Romeo, LLC

Richard B. Vincent CELA

Vincent & Romeo, LLC

Richard B. Vincent, Partner, enjoys helping others, particularly the elderly and disabled. His practice emphasizes the legal problems of the elderly and disabled, including legal issues related to establishing and maintaining eligibility for Medicaid and other public benefit programs, trust and estate planning, estate administration, conservatorships and guardianships, disability planning through use of durable powers of attorney and special needs trusts, nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Mr. Vincent was born and raised in Battle Creek, Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan with honors in 1977. In 1983, he received his law degree from the University of Denver College of Law and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Denver Graduate School of Business. Mr. Vincent was also awarded a Certificate in Gerontology by the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work in 1996.

Mr. Vincent is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. He is a former staff volunteer for Denver Legal Aid and the Denver County Adult Protection Division and is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys ("NAELA"), the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association, and the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations. Mr. Vincent is a past chair of the Colorado Bar Associations Elder Law Committee, is a past editor of the Elder Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association Probate and Trust Law Section newsletter and a contributing author to The Colorado Handbook of Elder Law.  He is a frequent lecturer on long-term care Medicaid planning, special needs trusts and other topics affecting the disabled and their families. Richards interests include mountain climbing, hiking and international travel.

Firm Description

Vincent & Romeo, LLC, is a full-service elder and disability law firm with a client-centered approach designed to help families solve a wide range of legal, financial and care-related problems that arise as a result of aging, long-term illness and disability. The firm serves clients throughout Colorado from offices in Boulder County and Denver with an emphasis on legal issues related to establishing and maintaining eligibility for Medicaid and other public benefit programs, trust and estate planning, probate administration, conservatorships and guardianships, disability planning through use of durable powers of attorney and special needs trusts, and nursing homes and assisted living facilities.  Each attorney is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc., and has extensive legal expertise and knowledge of relevant community resources.

Hours

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Monday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM 5:00 PM

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What Is an Elder Law Attorney?

Main Office

5460 S. Quebec Street
Suite 333
Englewood, CO 80111

1120 W. South Boulder Rd
Suite 101-A
Lafayette, CO 80026

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How to Qualify for Medicaid

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

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ElderLaw 101
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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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