Great law firm to handle estates.
We used them for my grandmother and both parents
Avoid costly mistakes by working with an experienced Harrisburg elder law attorney. We are committed to protecting your future and your family.Speak with an Attorney
Marielle Hazen is certified as an elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and serves on the board of directors of the Special Needs Alliance.
We work with people from all walks of life, with diverse backgrounds, financial needs, hopes and healthcare goals. We take special care to treat each client as an individual, with the understanding that your needs are unique.
Marielle Hazen has been named one of the Best Lawyers – and the Hazen Law Group one of the Best Law Firms – in the country by U.S. News and World Report for many years. Ms. Hazen has been designated a Super Lawyer for many years and been named as one of the top 50 women attorneys in Pennsylvania.
In 2014, Marielle Hazen was the recipient of the Powley Elder Law Award from the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, which each year recognizes just one attorney in the country for a commitment to promoting a greater understanding of the rights and needs of the elderly and people with special needs.
Although we are honored by the professional recognition we have earned, we never lose sight of our firm's focus: protecting families. Our attorneys will take the time to listen carefully to your concerns, so we can craft a solution that addresses them. We recognize you are the expert on what your family needs, and we promise to treat you with the respect you deserve.SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
We give you the peace of mind of knowing the best possible plan is in place to protect you and your family. We offer complete planning services tailored to your goals.
Elder Law is the legal practice of counseling and representing older persons and their families concerning the legal aspects of long-term care…LEARN MORE
We provide answers to your planning questions, and give you the peace of mind of knowing the best possible planning is in place for you and your family.LEARN MORE
Many legal issues arise when an individual needs nursing home care. We help you ensure you and your loved ones will be well cared for.LEARN MORE
We provide answers to your questions about care and give you the peace of mind of knowing the best possible planning is in place for you and/or your disabled family member.LEARN MORE
A Life Care Plan helps you respond to every challenge created by the long-term illness or disability of your elderly loved one before, during, and after the onset of declining health.LEARN MORE
The attorneys at Hazen Elder Law help veterans and their spouses to obtain the benefits they deserve. We understand the rules that govern VA benefits and how to navigate the government bureaucracy.LEARN MORE
Our office can help you through the often overwhelming legal process that is required to handle the estate.LEARN MORE
When an individual becomes incapacitated–and there is no authorized decision-maker–a guardianship proceeding may be necessary to have the court appoint a decision-maker.LEARN MORE
It is never too early to plan for the future. Hazen Law Group stands ready to help you put together the building blocks of a solid estate plan.
All good estate plans start with a will. Our estate planning lawyers will work with you to create a will that ensures your rights are protected, your wishes are upheld and your estate is overseen by someone you trust. A will is the foundation of a more comprehensive estate plan.
Our estate planning attorneys are experts on trusts, which are a key piece of many estate planning puzzles. Trusts have many advantages. For minors and young adults, they can provide income while protecting principal value from unwise decisions. For those with special needs, they can preserve financial eligibility for needs-based social programs. And irrevocable trusts can reduce inheritance and estate taxes.
A comprehensive estate plan often includes advance health care directives. One example is a living will, which spells out your wishes concerning end-of-life care. Another is a health care power of attorney, which allows a designated person to make health care decisions if you become incapacitated.
Whether you are starting from scratch or fine-tuning an existing estate plan, Hazen Law Group can help you protect your rights, your assets, and your family.
After a lifetime of hard work and raising a family, Pennsylvania seniors want to enjoy their golden years secure in the knowledge their interests and finances are protected. Aging in the modern world brings unique legal challenges touching on health and wealth which require expert guidance.
It is difficult to predict the future needs of a senior citizen. For this reason, elder law means planning for any eventuality, which encompasses a range of issues. Our elder law lawyers know how to put together a comprehensive plan that accounts for your and your family’s unique circumstances.
Lengthy medical care can be difficult for anyone to afford. With long-term care planning, we can help you evaluate insurance options to find the one best suited to your needs. Medicaid planning allows you to take advantage of valuable needs-based public assistance. And when seniors need family members or trusted fiduciaries to conduct their affairs, powers of attorney and guardianship must be considered.
These are just a few of the elder law areas where Hazen Law Group elder law lawyers have extensive experience. We pride ourselves on skillfully guiding our clients with their health and financial security at the forefront.
We have seen it all too many times: Without proper planning, substantial savings can be rapidly depleted in old age. Long-term care and serious illness present very real threats to the wealth you earned and hope to preserve.
The cost of a good nursing home in Pennsylvania can reach $10,000 per month or more – costs not usually covered by Medicare. Most people lack long-term care insurance and, while valuable, this insurance covers only a portion of the real costs. Pennsylvania Medicaid is another helpful tool, but not everyone will qualify, and those who do face a complicated process.
Even in the absence of long-term care, a serious illness can drain your assets, no matter your insurance. Add it all up, and you can see that the more you have, the more you have to lose.
Fortunately, asset protection is possible with the right combination of planning and action. From insuring in advance, to qualifying for public assistance, to protecting your loved ones’ inheritance, we are experts in managing cost and risk so that you can enjoy your later years with peace of mind.
Remember, it is never too early, or too late, to protect your assets. Advance planning when possible is the best course of action. But even in cases where clients have already entered a nursing home, we still have asset protection tools and strategies at our disposal. Do not hesitate to call us no matter your situation or stage of planning. We are here to help.
We used them for my grandmother and both parents
We had our will done. Mariele Hazen listened to our concerns and gave excellent advice. She is knowledgeable about laws regarding disabled minors and adults and setting up trust funds. Her work was excellent and reasonably priced. Her office staff are as pleasant and efficient as they can be. I feel very fortunate to have found this group to help us.
I have other acquaintances that I have referred to HLG. And every one of them came back with the same impression--this is a wonderful place to help you through what can be daunting issues. I worked with Attorney Hazen and in my experience her knowledge of the law is both expert and seemingly boundless--and her compassion is deep and beyond what seems possible. Over and over again, her insight into a wide variety of legal matters impresses me. I can't recommend Ms. Hazen and her firm enough.
Our family received quality elderly law advice and service, with dedication and efficiency. We worked with Tiffany, Paralegal, and she was extremely professional and knowledgeable and responsive to the many questions we asked. This law firm is highly recommended!
Marielle and her team is very professional and caring organization. Their attention to the details and thorough research is amazing while their compasion for me and my family was comforting and welcome in times of questions and uncertainty. I strongly recommend them with confidence of knowing they will do a great job.
I want to thank you and Marielle for all of your advice and help. I have every confidence in you and feel very lucky that mom and I found you. I really appreciate how available you are and how quickly you respond to my needs. I do count my blessings that Marielle agreed to see us on an emergency basis the day we called for help. My mom and I had total confidence in both of you from the very beginning.
There is a path to a secure future for you & your family.
Our attorneys provide an array of planning services for families and individuals with diverse needs. Schedule a consultation, and begin preparing for the future you envision.SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION