Comprehensive Care Delivered with Compassion

Like traditional elder law firms, Elder Law of East Tennessee helps families find and pay for high-quality long-term care for loved ones. But we don’t stop there. Our team of elder law and estate planning attorneys, public benefits advisors, social workers, and geriatric care professionals work together to help you plan for the legal, financial, and personal care of loved ones, as well as the smooth transition of family wealth. Our multi-disciplinary team of compassionate and caring professionals gives families comprehensive support throughout the long-term care journey.

Our Elder and Special Needs Services Include:

Life Care Planning

Life Care Planning is a new approach to helping elder clients and families tackle legal, financial, and health care problems by combining traditional legal services, like Estate Planning and Asset Protection Planning, with creative care planning services offered by a professional Care Coordinator. Learn more about Life Care Planning.


Estate Planning

An Estate Plan ensures that your family is protected and your financial goals are met both during your lifetime and after your death. Regardless of your net worth, it is important to have an Estate Plan in place to ensure peace of mind for you and all of your loved ones. Thoughtful and thorough planning is crucial to guarantee that your Estate Plan works for you. Learn more about Estate Planning.


VA Benefits Planning

For wartime veterans and their surviving spouses, accessing veterans benefits is one option to help pay for long-term care at home or in a facility.  With a Veterans Asset Protection Plan, families enjoy the comfort of knowing how long money will last and how to best supplement private funds with Veterans Aid and Attendance funds.  Learn more about VA Benefits Planning.


Medicaid Planning

A Medicaid Asset Protection Plan is perfect for people who wish to get their finances in order and find ways to pay for long-term care so that their worries are lifted and they get the care they need.  It is also an option for people who cannot qualify for long-term care insurance. Learn more about Medicaid Planning.



Special Needs Planning

Special needs individuals and their families face a unique set of financial and care challenges which may include financing long-term care, gaining access to public benefits, or ensuring that the individual with special needs is protected against financial predators or abuse. Elder Law of East Tennessee can help you to develop a Special Needs Planning package that will help to meet your needs both now and in the future. Learn more about Special Needs Planning.



Mental illness, dementia, or a disability may leave a loved one unable to manage his or her own life.  If he or she refuses to take necessary steps to turn over legal, financial, and health care decisions to a more capable person,  conservatorship may be the only option to protect the vulnerable loved one from financial predators or from care choices which endanger his or her health.  Learn more about Conservatorship.