In complying with Governor’s Order, as of March 20, 2020, our OWM physical office locations are closed; however, we are still operating remotely with full service for our clients and our referral sources. You can reach our attorneys and staff by phone or email as usual.

As we continue to navigate the new world and try to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, more people are working from home and are home from school and practicing social distancing. So what can you do when you are staying at home? We all have those items on our “to do” lists that we never have time for and one of those items is finally getting your Will, Power of Attorney, and Advanced Directive completed. You may also want an attorney to review your Will and Powers of Attorney if you already have such documents. Now is the perfect time to get those items checked off your list! OWM Law is offering free estate planning phone conferences. To schedule your phone conference, please contact our office at 610-323-2800 or you may schedule via email by contacting Melanie at [email protected]. We look forward to working with you.

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Guiding You Through A Complicated Process

OWM Law Elder Law Attorneys care about the rights, dignity and long-term financial, mental and physical health of our senior citizens. In fact, you can say we are quite passionate about the subject, as you can tell by the wealth of information in the publications section of our website. OWM Law can help guide you or your aging loved one through a myriad of elder law issues such as:

  • Understanding insurance plans – including Medicare and Medicaid
  • The need for guardianship
  • Selecting and financing of nursing home care
  • Getting access to public benefits
  • Age discrimination
  • Abuse
  • Consumer fraud
  • Living wills and end of life treatment
  • Estate planning and tax issues

Seniors have unique concerns and questions. Being elderly does not automatically equal being incapacitated, but when such issues do present themselves, good planning can be extremely valuable. It happens all too often that even well-meaning assistance can have disastrous results in this area of law, which is why consulting with a skilled elder law attorney is so important. One way of telling whether an attorney is skilled in elder law is to look for a CELA. What is a CELA? It stands for Certified Elder Law Attorney.

The National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) uses CELA as the gold standard of elder law legal services. Certified Elder Law Attorneys are required to pass an examination, practice elder law for at least five years, and undergo a review by their peers and colleagues.

According to NELF, there are only about 500 CELAs in the United States. Our attorneys, Rebecca A. Hobbs and Kathleen M. Martin, are among the few Certified Elder Law Attorneys in the Montgomery, Chester and Berks County areas.

Speak With A Lawyer Regarding Your Options

Contact one of our CELAs to guide you or a loved one through the complex issues that can impact the long-term health and security of senior citizens. You can reach our office at 610-323-2800, or send us an online message any time of the day or night.