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Robert M. Slutsky

Slutsky Elder Law

Robert M. Slutsky

Slutsky Elder Law

Robert M. Slutsky

Slutsky Elder Law

Named a 2019 Top Elder Law Attorney by Main Line Today Magazine

Robert M. Slutsky provides legal services focusing on Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning and Elder Law. Our firm can help you negotiate the complex issues that you will confront planning your healthcare and finances with the preparation of wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, health care proxies, living wills, life insurance trusts, durable powers of attorney, and other estate planning /elder law documents. Rob has a special expertise in dealing with issues of cognitive impairment with older adults and protecting assets if you or a loved one needs nursing care. Our focus is on protecting your assets and your family from the devastating effects of catastrophic health care costs and taxes and protecting you from the loss of freedom that can accompany cognitive impairment as we age.

Slutsky Elder Law serves Montgomery, Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester, and Bucks Counties.
Slutsky Elder Law has an office in Plymouth Meeting, Malvern and Radnor. Rob is counsel to the Montgomery County Office of Aging and Adult Services, the Chester County Area Agency on Aging and other non-profit organizations serving older adults and is also a member of the Board of Directors of several other non-profits that serve older adult communities.

Firm Description

Named "2019 Top Lawyer" by Main Line Today Magazine

At Slutsky Elder Law, we understand how important it is to plan for the future as you and your loved ones grow older. Parents want to protect their children, and children want to make sure that their parents will be cared for.

Our suburban Philadelphia law firm offers experienced, patient and caring legal advice to help protect your present and your family's future. We can help you plan ahead as well as deal with crises when they arise. Home and office visits are available, so contact Slutsky Elder Law today to set up an appointment with an experienced estate planning attorney.

With 25+ years of experience, elder law and estate planning attorney Robert M. Slutsky, Esq., is one of the most trusted names in the Philadelphia metro area in the field of Elder Law. For many years, Rob handled the majority of the guardianship cases in Montgomery County. As counsel for Montgomery County Office of Aging and Adult Services, Rob Slutsky both advises the staff and files actions to protect the older adults of Montgomery County.

From the beginning, Rob Slutsky chose elder law as his area of focus and has built his reputation on his expertise in this field.  He approaches each of his clients with a kind and gentle understanding to help them navigate the challenges of aging with dignity by restoring their security and confidence in a well-planned future.

Estate Planning: Assess and implement a plan which addresses all your estate planning needs, such as asset protection, Medicaid planning, tax planning, protecting children with disabilities, revocable and irrevocable living trusts, wills and other estate planning concerns.

Long Term Care Planning: Research and arrange long term care services (nursing home, assisted living, etc.), evaluate Medicaid eligibility, establish powers of attorney and living wills

Elder Care Crises Issues: Designating a power of attorney or guardianship, selecting an assisted living facility and any other aspects of elderly crisis management 

Special Needs Planning: Innovative planning to protect the assets, inheritances, government benefits and future care of children with special needs 

Estate Administration: Settle the estate following the passing of a loved one, resolve disputes (will contests), file taxes, pay remaining bills, transfer real estate and facilitate any remaining elements of the estate.

 

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Tuesday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM

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101 Lindenwood Drive
Suite 225
Malvern, PA 19355

600 West Germantown Pike
Suite 400
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

150 North Radnor Chester Road
Suite F200
Radnor, PA 19087

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

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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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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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