Our Practice Areas
Keston Law is a boutique law firm in the practice of elder law, estate planning and asset protection in Wilmington, NC. We encourage our clients to do “Life Care Planning” by integrating their goals and needs regarding their plans for long-term care and the disposition of their assets upon their death. In so doing we are helping them protect their assets, retain control over their assets and lives to the fullest extent, protect their families and fulfill their wishes regarding who will receive what and when.
At Keston Law, we often work as part of an interdisciplinary team with physicians, social workers, geriatric care managers, insurance consultants, certified public accountants, and financial advisors to assure that our clients’ needs are addressed in a caring and prudent manner.
Elder Law involves life care planning that you should consider upon reaching the age of 50. In addition to the area of Medicaid and Veterans Benefits, which can be either pre-planning or crisis work, it involves having a set of documents to protect your assets and to guide family members, physicians and hospitals in the event of your incapacity, either physical or cognitive.
Special Needs Planning
Special Needs Planning is important to protect your loved ones with special needs, provide for their current and future care, protect assets from estate taxes and long-term care costs, preserve their eligibility for government benefits and provide funds for the “extras” that improve their quality of life.
Alzheimer's and Dementia
The decline of a loved one’s cognitive capabilities can be devastating. The acceptance of this process is often delayed, which can make the situation even more difficult to handle. Families and spouses are not prepared for the challenges they will face when dealing with questions concerning the safe and consistent care of their loved one as well as the overwhelming costs involved.