Planning for Peace of Mind

Elder Law of Nashville helps seniors and families in Tennessee with legal services and care coordination to manage income, housing, healthcare, chronic conditions, Medicaid benefits, Veterans benefits, estate planning and conservatorships.

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Why Elder Law of Nashville?

You can count on the compassionate and knowledgeable team of attorneys, benefit specialists, and social workers at Elder Law of Nashville to help you navigate the complicated process of aging. Above all, we are committed to providing our clients with purpose and dignity, and perhaps even helping them find a bit of levity, while they plan for the future. Count on us to be your pillar of support, wrapping you in empathy and understanding as you face your most challenging times.

Count on us to be your pillar of support, wrapping you in empathy and understanding as you face your most challenging times.

Our Practice Areas

We help seniors and their families manage the present and plan for a future. Elder law is about helping seniors live their best lives. We provide the following elder law attorney services:

Life Care Planning

Legal services, care coordination, and advocacy to help senior clients & families navigate the health care & long-term care maze.

Partners in Planning

Age without unnecessary anxiety by preserving assets and developing a plan to afford care in the future with our partners in planning program.

Care Coordination

The main priority of a care coordinator is to help seniors and their families maintain the quality of life they desire.

Estate Planning

Estate planning packages include a will or a trust, powers of attorney for financial and healthcare decisions, living wills, and advanced directives.

Medicaid Planning

Get help if you are in crisis or want to plan for the future to preserve assets, maximize your care options, and minimize your costs.

Special Needs

Our special needs attorneys help your family navigate social security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), & Medicaid.

Veterans

We can help wartime Veterans and their surviving spouses qualify for benefits under the VA Aid & Attendance or Housebound programs.

Probate

Get help navigating the probate process after your loved one has passed.

Conservatorships

Protect a loved one who has a disability and needs the assistance of the court.

Our Process

How We “Walk Each Other Home”

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Discovery

First, we have a quick phone call to learn about your loved one’s current status and determine if we are a good fit. We help answer questions and set proper expectations.

Consultation

We answer questions about your concerns and identify your loved one’s position on the Elder Care Continuum. We identify gaps in care, explain your options, and paint a vision for a clear plan forward.

Coordination

Elder Law of Nashville will coordinate a meeting with your loved one and their new elder care coordinator while creating and coordinating a life care plan that fits your needs now and in the future.

STEP 1

Discovery

First, we have a quick phone call to learn about your loved one’s current status and determine if we are a good fit. We help answer questions and set proper expectations.

STEP 2

Consultation

We answer questions about your concerns and identify your loved one’s position on the Elder Care Continuum. We identify gaps in care, explain your options, and paint a vision for a clear plan forward.

STEP 3

Coordination

We coordinate a meeting with your loved one and their new elder care coordinator while creating and coordinating a life care plan that fits your needs now and in the future.

Recent News

Tenncare

How Does TennCare in Tennessee Work?

by | May 30, 2024 | Blog,Medicaid Planning | 0 Comments

How Does TennCare Work? In Tennessee, TennCare serves as a rebranded version of Medicaid. Originally established by President Lyndon Johnson in 1965, Medicaid aims to...

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Primer for a Working Parent in Tennessee

by | Apr 17, 2024 | Blog,News | 0 Comments

By Barbara Moss Published June 13, 1991, The Tennessean This is the article I wish someone had written 15 years ago when I began combining career and parenthood....

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Understanding Elder Law and Life Care Planning in Tennessee

by | Feb 29, 2024 | Blog,Life Care Planning | 0 Comments

Considering elder law and life care planning in Nashville is essential for ensuring the well-being, financial stability, and legal protection of older individuals and...

Michael Oher’s conservatorship saga and his relationship to the Tuohys raise questions

by | Oct 16, 2023 | Conservatorship,Elder Law,News | 0 Comments

Lawyers all over the state of Tennessee are scratching their heads about the Michael Oher conservatorship and the ensuing litigation. On Aug. 9, 2004, a...

Trust Planning

What is a Trust and How Does It Work?

by | Oct 10, 2023 | Blog,Elder Law,Estate Planning,Medicaid Planning | 0 Comments

Manage & pass down assets with a revocable or irrevocable trust. You may have heard about “trusts” over the years, but very few nonlawyers actually know what they...

estate planning

The Problem with Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning

by | Oct 9, 2023 | Blog,Elder Law,Estate Planning | 0 Comments

Protect your family and your wishes by consulting an experienced estate planning attorney in Nashville, TN. Ever since the introduction of estate planning forms online,...

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The Costs of Dementia for the Patient and Family

by | Oct 8, 2023 | Blog,Elder Law,Health,Medicaid Planning | 0 Comments

Life care planning programs that include care coordination provide support for family members with dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association reports that one in nine...

Medicaid Planning

Medicaid Planning: When to Seek an Attorney

by | Oct 7, 2023 | Blog,Elder Law,Medicaid Planning,Powers of Attorney | 0 Comments

If a family member goes into a nursing home, contact an attorney to discuss your Medicaid planning options. What would happen if your spouse or a parent went into a...

Probate

Probate in Tennessee

by | Oct 6, 2023 | Blog,Elder Law,Estate Planning,Probate | 0 Comments

Secure your future with experienced probate attorneys in Nashville, TN. Probate Solidifies The Last Will & Testament Many lay people believe that a last will and...

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Probate for Business Owners in Tennessee

by | Oct 5, 2023 | Blog,Elder Law,Probate | 0 Comments

Learn how estate planning with a probate lawyer helps provide a clear succession plan as a business owner. How Can a Probate Lawyer Help? If you own a family business,...

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Long-Term Care Insurance & Estate Planning

by | Oct 4, 2023 | Blog,Elder Law,Estate Planning,Medicaid Planning | 0 Comments

Work with an estate planning attorney to determine the best long-term care decisions for your family. So many of us are failing to plan ahead for the inevitability of...

Power of attorney

Plan for the Future with Power of Attorney

by | Oct 3, 2023 | Blog,Elder Law,Powers of Attorney | 0 Comments

Learn what a power of attorney is, when you need it, and how it can protect your family. Protect Loved Ones with Power of Attorney I recently met with a senior couple...

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Barry Bradley
a month ago

Elderlaw of Nashville was a Godsend at a critical time. When you lose an entire family within a three- year period, you need to have all legal and financial matters in good order. Barbara Moss and Shannon Lashlee stepped in to assist my aged aunt and uncle provide wills and a living trust when they had nothing. They facilitated their only daughter in both will and estate planning. As the executor of all three, Elderlaw provided invaluable assistance to me. Adam Berk was especially helpful to answer my questions and provide wise counsel through probate process. Elderlaw is experienced, knowledgeable, and caring. I can recommend them without reservation.

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Jennifer Purdom
a month ago

I searched for at least a year until I found Barbara to help with support for my parents. Barbara and her team guided us through the process and pointed us to valuable resources we did not even know about. And they are still doing so! Janel and Chris are also wonderful, kind, and knowledgable. In short, my parents are now set up for the future with the support and peace of mind they (and I) needed. I cannot thank you enough! Reach out to Elder Law of Nashville to see how they can help you. Don’t wait to get your family’s future in order!

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Barbara Sanders
a week ago

Elder Law of Nashville is the number one elder law group in the area to fit so many of our needs. When our parents and loved ones are aging to our own aging, Elder Law of Nashville’s staff members are the place to turn, providing expert and compassionate services for anything pertaining to Elder Care. From writing wills to probating wills, from a shoulder to lean on to decreasing anxiety and stress during some of our most tender and vulnerable moments, Barbara Moss and her caring staff are there to help. They assisted me in so many ways when I needed help with my mother’s aging needs before, during, and after she passed. I leaned on them for much necessary legal and emotional support and guidance. Their message is, “We’ll take care of it so you don’t have to!” And, they do, and did. Thank you!

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Cynthia George
3 years ago

Estate planning can be quite difficult and I truly appreciate Barbara Moss and the Elder Law team for everything she did to help my mother and father ensure their wishes were enacted after their passing. She was very caring and helpful and always answered our questions. The documents she prepared for my mother and father could not have captured their relationship and their wishes better. If you truly want professional advice tailored for your family’s needs, this is a great place to go. Thank you Elder Law of Nashville for serving my parents and our family!

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Richard Gotwald
2 years ago

The whole team at Elder Law at Nashville are experts at what they do. They helped me pull together all the documentation to apply for Medicare, including managing through estate spend-down requirements and the healthcare assessment, to full success for my aging mother. They are courteous and highly responsive. I recommend them to anyone in need of their services.

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Paulette Stroupe
2 years ago

I am so grateful that Elder Law of Nashville was recommended to me . Barbara, Shannon, and Randall are an amazing team and have been great to work with. I would never have been able to navigate the very complicated Medicaid / TennCare system on my own. They have been professional, compassionate and truly caring in helping to get my husband into a long term care facility. I am so grateful for all their work. I would very definitely recommend them for your elder law needs.

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Anthony Ditcharo
a year ago

I have used the services of Elder Law for some important family issues, and found them to be very thorough and very easy to work with. I will certainly reach out to them for future legal needs!

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D Zanitsch
8 months ago

I evaluated a number of law firms in Nashville that listed elder law as one of their professional areas .. “professional area” is not the same as the firm’s focus. Elder Law of Nashville demonstrated in the handling of our family needs that this is not just an item on a website drop down menu. The firm is 100% focused in this specialty area and brought to our needs an exceptional depth and breath of professional knowledge, skill, resources, experience, creativity, and most importantly compassion for all members of the family involved in our case. Thank you Barbara and to your team.

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