ALLEN WEST LAW OFFICE
SERVING TAMPA, RIVERVIEW, RUSKIN, BRANDON, SUN CITY CENTER & ZEPHYRHILLS
TEL: (813) 413-9115
FAX: (813) 413-9116
Elder law covers all aspects of planning, counseling, education, and advocating for clients.
Elder law attorneys are a resource to their clients because they understand their clients' needs
may extend beyond basic legal services and stay informed about and connected to the local
networks of professionals who serve the elder population.
When planning an estate, an elder law attorney takes into consideration the health of the
person or couple, the potential for nursing home care and the wishes and concerns of the
person or couple if that event were to occur. If need arises, the elder law attorney will associate
other legal experts.
Elder law attorneys deal with legal issues involving:
- Health and personal care planning, which include the following topics: powers of
attorney and living wills; lifetime planning; family issues;
- Fiduciary (financial) representation; financial planning; housing opportunities and
financing; income, estate, and gift tax matters;
- Planning for a well spouse when the other spouse requires long term care; Asset
protection; public benefits such as Medicaid and insurance; Veterans' benefits;
- Capacity; guardianship and guardianship avoidance;
- Resident rights in long term care facilities; nursing home claims;
- Employment and retirement matters; age or disability discrimination and grandparents'
- Will and trust planning; planning for minor or adult special needs children; probate.
Law Office of C. Allen West, P.L.
10018 Water Works Lane
Riverview FL 33578
(813) 413-9115 EXT 107 | Fax: (813)413-9116
The Law Office of C. Allen West, P.L. provides guardianship, elder law, estate planning, probate
services and personal injury in the Tampa area. We serve Tampa, Riverview, Sun City Center,
Brandon, Ruskin, Zephyrhills and the surrounding areas. We offer guardianship, probate and
trust services to clients statewide as well as nationwide.
Elder law encompasses all aspects of planning for aging, illness, and incapacity. The specialization requires a practitioner to be particularly sensitive to the legal issues
impacting elder clients. For more information, please call us at (813) 413-9115 Ext 107. You may also click here to contact us for an in-office consultation regarding your legal
PREPARE FOR YOUR MEETING
Once you’ve decided to meet with our elder law attorney it will
be helpful to prepare in advance. Bring any documentation
related to the elder law matter at hand. Pertinent documents
might include powers of attorney, wills and trusts.
If you have
applied for public
benefits, (such as
Medicaid or Social
Security), you should
bring copies of
to the applications.
Spend some time thinking about what you may have on hand.
Try to organize the documents in a logical manner before you
meet with the lawyer. Make a list of the questions you will want
the attorney to answer. When you review your list of questions,
consider what information the attorney will need from you in
order to answer your questions. Bring with you any information
or documents you think will be helpful.
Elder Law Attorney Allen West serving Riverview, Brandon, Ruskin, Sun City Center and Tampa.