Elder Law, Long Term Care and Medicaid Planning
The high cost of long-term care has made planning a critically important issue for most middle class seniors and their families. In fact, most seniors will likely require some form of long-term care. Sadly, many of them are unprepared for the significant financial burdens it places on their family’s hard earned savings. Financial devastation looms large for a family facing ongoing care at a rate of $10,000 or more per month.
Estate Planning, Special Needs Planning, Probate, Trust & Estate Administration
While nobody wants to think about death or disability, establishing an estate plan is one of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones. Proper estate planning not only puts you in charge of your finances, it can also spare your loved ones of the expense, delay and frustration associated with managing your affairs when you pass away or become disabled.
Veterans Benefits are perhaps the most misunderstood and underutilized resources available to millions of veterans and their families. While it is commonly known that certain benefits are available for the brave men and women who served in our armed forces, many veterans (and their families) are unaware that they could be eligible for a wide range of benefits through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs even if they did not directly retire from the military or suffer injuries in the line of duty.
Our firm assists individuals, couples, seniors, Veterans and their spouses and families with Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Special Needs Planning, Veteran’s Benefits, Probate and Estate Administration, Real Estate, and Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy in all of Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts, including Warwick, Cranston, Providence, Riverside, Barrington, East Providence, West Warwick, Johnston, Rumford, Warren, Coventry,East Greenwich, West Greenwich, North Kingstown, South Kingstown, Seekonk, Attleboro, North Providence, Hope, Pawtucket, Bristol, Wakefield, Central Falls, Kent County, Providence County, Bristol County and Washington County.
The Rhode Island Supreme Court licenses all lawyers in the general practice of law. The Court does not license or certify any lawyer as an expert or specialist in any field of practice. We are a debt relief agency. We help people file bankruptcy under the U. S. Bankruptcy Code.
Meet Our Attorneys
Kevin Hackman, Esq.
Kevin Hackman is a lifelong Rhode Island resident and is a licensed member of both the Rhode Island and Mississippi Bar Associations. Additionally, Kevin is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Academy of Special Needs Planners, as well as a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association’s Probate and Trust Committee and Title Standards Committee.
Engaged in the practice of law since 1976, the majority of Kevin’s practice involves Elder Law matters, including Medicaid and estate planning, probate administration, guardianships, special needs trusts, fiduciary services, real estate and title conveyance law. In addition, Kevin is accredited by the Veteran’s Administration (VA) to counsel clients regarding service and non-service connected compensation, DIC and pension benefits.
Elizabeth Phillips, Esq.
Elizabeth Phillips is a native Rhode Islander. She has been practicing law since 2007 and is licensed in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. After graduating from Colby College in Waterville, Maine in 2000, Beth worked as a staff assistant and event planner in the field of higher education for four years before attending law school at Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, RI (’07).
Beth’s practice is focused on estate planning, special needs planning, Medicaid planning, probate administration, guardianships, and consumer bankruptcy law. She enjoys collaborating with other professionals in the financial, mortgage and real estate, social work, and geriatric care industries to help devise comprehensive and well-rounded plans for her clients and their families.
Tricia Forte, Associate Attorney
Tricia Forte is a lifelong resident of Rhode Island. She has been practicing law since 2021 and is licensed in Rhode Island. After graduating from Providence College in 2007 with a B.S. in Health Policy & Management and a B.A. in History, she earned her MBA from the Sawyer School of Business at Suffolk University in Boston, MA (’10). For several years prior to attending law school, Tricia worked in various segments of the healthcare sector including prescription benefits, hospice, as well as teaching healthcare finance and health law full time at Providence College. She graduated cum laude from Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, RI (’20). She was published in the Roger Williams University Law Review for her article “Resolving the Circuit Split: Pleading Healthcare Fraud with Particularity” (2020).
Tricia is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).
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