The Elder Law Offices of Barry M. Meyers is a unique law firm providing a broad range of legal services to elders, their families,
persons with a disability, and vulnerable adults.

Our practice encompasses all aspects of planning, advocacy, counseling, and education for clients who are dealing with the challenges of aging, disability, illness, incapacity, or the death of a loved one.

We are also proud to offer the services of a Geriatric Care Manager who serves as a guide and resource for families caring for elders with dementia, Parkinson’s, or other chronic heath conditions.

Because we concentrate primarily on law for the elderly, persons with disabilities, and vulnerable adults, we are especially sensitive to the stresses that come with aging and accompanying life changes. Read More

Upcoming Events

Barry Meyers is on the cover of the January 2017 issue of Southside Living Magazine!  If you would like to read the article, “In Step with Barry Meyers”, please click on the following link.  January 2017 Southside Living Article

Presentation for Bellingham Senior Activity Center

Barry Meyers will be giving a presentation at the What’s Next: Housing Options event hosted by the Bellingham Senior Activity Center.  The event is from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., Mr. Meyers will speak at 10:30 a.m.  Please see information below if you are interested in attending.

Presentation: “Home Sweet Home (and Other Assets)
What Happens if I Need Long Term Care?”

Date: January 27, 2017

Time: 10:30 a.m.

Address: 315 Halleck Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

Questions? Please call the Bellingham Senior Center at
(360) 733-4030

 

 

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CONGRESS MAKES A LONG OVERDUE FIX

In 1993, Congress enacted the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 (commonly referred to as OBRA 93).  Section 1396p(d)(4)(A) of OBRA was a godsend for many people living with disabilities and receiving public benefits such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI).[1]  Most benefit programs (such as SSI) have asset limitations that require recipients have almost no

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THE LEGISLATURE’S HOLIDAY GIFT TO ALL OF US!

If you’re a regular reader of this newsletter, you’re aware that we feel Powers of Attorney (POAs) are absolutely vital estate planning documents. We’ve previously addressed a variety of topics surrounding POAs and the foundation of these discussions has been Washington’s Power of Attorney Statute, Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 11.96.  Well, that’s about to

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