Mission Statement

Ours is a Practice With Purpose — the pursuit of excellence in Elder Law & Life Care Planning. The first of its kind in North Carolina, the Elder Law & Life Care Planning Center is the first and only member of the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association, an organization dedicated to supporting law firms that practice this innovation in Elder Law.


Elder Law is the only area of law defined by the demographic of clients we serve, whereas other areas of law we practice are labeled for the type of case, including estate planning and probate administration.

An elder law practice that uses the Life Care Planning Model addresses not only estate planning, asset preservation, public benefits qualification and planning for incapacity, we also assist clients in planning for possible long term care needs. At the Elder Law & Life Care Planning Center, together we:

  • Make a multi-dimensional plan for life across three domains- legal, financial, personal
  • Locate the appropriate type of care
  • Coordinate access to good care
  • Coordinate access to public and private financing resources
  • Work to ensure our client's right to quality care

We understand family dynamics and all planning is done from your perspective, reflecting your personal values and preferences.

The families of the clients we serve want to take good care of their parents; they just don't know how to do it. Here's what they DO know: the health care system into which they and their loved ones have now been thrust is fragmented, confusing, inefficient, and may not consistently serve their needs and preferences. If you think about it, families in this situation have three options:

  1. DO NOTHING AND HOPE NOTHING BAD HAPPENS
  2. DO NOTHING AND THEN DO SOMETHING WHEN SOMETHING HAPPENS
  3. DO SOMETHING BUT WHAT?

Older adults and their families turn to us for help. That's what we're here for! It is the purpose behind what we do and why we do it.

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