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Tory Prasco Jon Costas Elder Law Attorneys

Tory Prasco             Jon Costas

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Elder Law is a relatively new field of law that deals with the issues faced by the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population, the elderly. With over 20 years of experience in Elder Law and Medicaid Planning, Jon Costas is uniquely qualified to assist seniors and their families in making decisions regarding the conservation, disposition, and administration of estates, as well as how to find the best options for nursing home care.

Tory Prasco is a Board Certified Indiana Trust and Estate Lawyer* and a Certified Public Accountant, which gives him the skill set to assess his clients’ needs and propose effective solutions.

Tory Prasco and Jon Costas can help in navigating a complex system so that you can minimize the financial impact of long-term care. BCC Elder Law & Medicaid Planning can assist you in protecting the assets of a spouse who will remain in the community. Not only can BCC help you navigate the laws governing Medicaid, probate, and taxes, the firm is familiar with professional resources and services available to meet the needs of the older persons.

*Certified by the Trust and Estate Specialty Board.

When a family member is faced with a long-term stay in a nursing home, the cost is devastating to the average family.  Nursing homes generally provide excellent care for those needing a high level of care, but the cost ranges from $6,000 to $8,000 per month here in Northwest Indiana.  A family’s savings will be quickly depleted unless you take measures to preserve as much of the assets as the law allows.

There are many strategies that a skilled Medicaid attorney can use to preserve family assets and still obtain Medicaid eligibility for a family member.  “In fact, most of my clients are very surprised and pleased at the results when they realize that the impact on their finances can be significantly reduced,” said Attorney Costas.

Jon Costas and Tory Prasco take a hands-on approach to Medicaid asset preservation and represent their clients through every step of the process.  This takes a heavy burden off families already dealing with difficult medical decisions and ensures the best results.  In many cases thousands of dollars in hard-earned savings are preserved, while maximizing income for a spouse who continues to live at home.

Proper estate planning is essential to make sure that your estate planning goals are achieved at your passing.  Reducing estate tax liability and other expenses are key to those goals.

Tory Prasco is a Board Certified Indiana Trust and Estate Lawyer* and a Certified Public Accountant, which gives him the skill set to assess his clients’ needs and propose effective solutions.

BCC brings a common sense approach to estate planning. We are careful to explain the basics of estate planning and to recommend the documents and strategies that fit your goals and budget.  We are careful not to overcomplicate your plan, but to keep it as simple as possible while still achieving your objectives.

In addition to wills and trusts, BCC will explain the importance of other estate planning documents, such as a power of attorney, health care appointment, and living will.

*Certified by the Trust and Estate Specialty Board.

When a loved one dies, the process of wrapping up his affairs and distributing his assets according to his estate plan and law can be daunting. If you are named as personal representative, you need competent counsel to help you carry out the wishes of your deceased family member and follow the requirements of the law. BCC has assisted clients in probate matters since 1988 and provides common sense and practical advice. They will ensure timely action, professional service, and reasonable fees at a time when you need it most.

Tory Prasco is a Board Certified Indiana Trust and Estate Lawyer* and a Certified Public Accountant, which gives him the skill set to assess his clients’ needs and propose effective solutions.

*Certified by the Trust and Estate Specialty Board.

What People Are Saying

As an out of state power of attorney for my father, I was thankful to secure such expert representation. Jon and Sheri demystified the applicable legislation, advised me on specific actions to take and facilitated the Medicaid application process on behalf of our family. I appreciated how they made a very difficult situation easy and stress-free, and obtained a good outcome in a very timely manner.

Very Satisfied Client

Madison, Wisconsin

We are in the process of getting Medicade for my Dad. Jon and Sheri have been very informative and helpful. My mother, sister, and I have been treated very professionally and feel quite comfortable with Jon and Sheri. I have all the confidence the outcome will be good.

Mr. Mike Horvath

Dyer, Indiana

Jon and Sheri have been very helpful in the ongoing process of addressing and settling more than just a ‘simple’ estate. I have been treated very well in dealing with an estate that has commercial and residential property, leases, equipment, and a host of obligations and liabilities to sort out. Jon Costas has been able to help with these problems due to his business experience, not just his legal background.

Mr. Tom Boo

Chesterton, Indiana

Elder Law & Medicaid Planning Lawyers

Elder Law | Medicaid Planning | Asset Preservation | Probate | Estate Planning