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Posted by janice, a Elder Law client, Flag
I HAD A 98 YR OLD AUNT AND I KNEW NOTHING ABOUT ELDERCARE ISSUES AND MEDICAID. MARTIN COHEN WAS AN IMMENSE HELP IN GUIDING ME THROUGH MANY DIFFICULT TASKS AND DECISIONS. I OWE A GREAT DEAL OF GRATITUDE TO HIM. JANICE EVANS
Posted by Rolf, a Elder Law client, Flag
I contacted this gentleman and he provided the most professional and sensitive advice i could have asked for. He was sensitive to the family situation, and freely gave advice without looking for compensation.
Posted by a Elder Law client, Flag
We first contacted Martin back in 2003. My parents were elderly and had no wills or other important documents. In addition, my mother was in the early stages of Alzheimer disease. Martin prepared wills and other documents including power of attorney for me.
In 2007, my mother's disease had progressed to the point where she needed to be institutionalized. My parents had some assets, but not a lot and nursing home care would have bankrupted them in a year or two. Working with Marty and his associate we were able to qualify my mother for Medicaid while protecting some of my father's assets.
In 2010, my dad's health began to deteriorate and we needed to sell his home and put him into an assisted living facility. Marty told us about applying for a VA disability pension for him. We applied and he received the pension. Between the pension and social security, it just about covered the costs of the assisted living facility. Marty also set up an irrevocable trust for the proceeds of the sale of my father's home.
In addition to the documents he has prepared, from time to time I need to contact him regarding various elder care issues. He responds quickly and clearly and has helped enormously. For example, my mother's medicaid coverage was ended after one year because we did not reply to their renewal questionnaire. We didn't reply because we didn't receive it - apparently the state had changed their procedures and never sent the questionnaire to the address on file. Marty and one of his associates intervened, contacted the state and had my mother's medicaid reestablished without any gaps in coverage.
My father recently passed away and various issues have come up around benefits that my mother may be entitled to. I continue to work with Marty to handle these things
Posted by Ellen Silvers, a Elder Law client, Flag
Mr. Cohen helped me through a very difficult time, when addressing medicaid/medicare/estate planning with regard to my parents. Although, I am a lawyer, in the community, I had no idea about these issues. Mr. Cohen was patient, thorough, informed, knowlegeble and expeditious. I will continue to send clients to him. He is terrific.
Posted by a Elder Law client, Flag
I have received a lot of great solid information from Mr. Cohen. I went to his website http://www.martincohen.net
I found out he has a Masters in tax law from University of Miami and it shows. Very creative with using trusts in context of disabled children and knowing how to use the tax laws to benefit those with disabled children and keeping social security benefits for child. Very very thorough.
If you are in South Florida looking for guidance on Medicaid law or have a disabled child I would say he is the one to call