Secure Your Future and Provide for Your Loved Ones
Thanks for stopping by, this is the online home of James G. Couch & Associates. We are elder law and estate planning attorneys who assist clients throughout Rhode Island at our Wakefield and Warwick offices.
When you work with us, you will receive personalized attention. We sincerely want to help you prepare for the future, and relationship building is important to us.
You can learn a great deal on this website, and we invite you to explore. If you decide that you want to take the next step, feel free to contact us to set up a free consultation.
Estate Planning Services
There are various ways that you can arrange for future asset distributions. You should understand all of your options and provide for each of your loved ones in the ideal manner.
Elder Law & Medicaid/Asset Protection Pre-Planning and Crisis Planning Services
Most seniors will require long-term care at some point in time, and Medicare will not pay for it. Medicaid is the solution for many, but it takes careful pre-planning to obtain eligibility at the right time.
Even if the elder individual is already in a nursing home or is about to enter a nursing home in the very near future, we can help to preserve most or all of their assets for their family with the latest Medicaid Crisis Planning techniques.
Asset Protection & Business Succession Planning
If you are a business owner, you should have an exit strategy, and you should protect your personal assets. With the proper planning, you can pass the family business on to the next generation in a smooth, seamless, and cost-effective manner.
Trust Administration & Probate
A truly effective estate plan will facilitate efficient postmortem asset transfers. You should take estate administration into account when you are putting a plan in place.
To be optimally prepared for the eventualities of aging, you should put an incapacity plan in place.
This would include the execution of durable powers of attorney to name representatives to act on your behalf.
IRA & Retirement Planning
Retirement planning is important if you want to be able to enjoy your senior years to the fullest. If you go through life without a plan, you may never be able to retire.
When you carefully craft your legacy, you can make a significant impact that will be felt long after you have departed.
LGBT Estate Planning
We are sensitive to the needs of the LGBT community. Our firm can help you protect the people that you love.
Special Needs Planning
People with special needs often rely on need-based government benefits like Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income. A direct inheritance can result in a loss of benefits.
It is possible to utilize advanced techniques to help a loved one with special needs without jeopardizing government benefits.
Our pets are part of our families. Don’t forget your fine furry friends when you are planning your estate!