Medicaid, Long-term Care, & Disability Planning

Whether you are planning for your future or addressing the immediate needs of a loved one, McCurdy, Wotila and Porteous can assist you with all aspects of Long-Term Care and Disability Planning.  Nathan Piwowarski, Wendy Divozzo, and David McCurdy all specialize practice, also referred to as “Elder Law”.  They  will help you understand your options, outline your goals, then devise a strategy for attaining them.


Long-Term Care. We help clients navigate every aspect of long-term care planning, including:


  • Care Options
  • Payment Options
  • Long-term Care Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Applications for Government Assistance
  • Asset Preservation (through the use of trusts, gifts, and other strategies)


Disability and Special Needs. We also help younger individuals with disabilities or special needs to plan for future care and to devise financial strategies.  We prepare trusts which ensure supplemental income beyond what governmental programs like Medicaid and supplemental Security Income (SSI) provide. With the help of our firm, you can establish such financial security while maintaining eligibility for assistance programs.


Protective Proceedings. Elder exploitation is an increasing problem.  Michigan’s Estates & Protected Individuals Code (EPIC) and Mental Health Code (MHC) are designed to protect people who cannot manage their personal affairs due to age, illness, or disability. We regularly help clients cases such as:


  • Establishing a guardianship or conservatorship
  • Changes of guardians and conservators
  • Disputes regarding appointments
  • Fiduciary accountings
  • Obtaining probate court approval of special needs and long-term care planning for protected individuals
  • Lawsuits against perpetrators of elder financial exploitation