|Elder Law Attorney||Rochford & Eckard||2007 - 2009|
|Elder Law Attorney||Booth Harrington & Johns PLLC||2005 - 2007|
|Special Agent/Criminal Investigator||Internal Revenue Service||2002 - 2005|
|Tax Preparation and Planning||Public Accounting Firms||1999 - 2002|
|John Doe (real name withheld for confidentiality purposes)||Positive|
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|NC Consumers Guide to Medicaid Planning||Consumers Guide to Medicaid Planning||2009|
|Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor||1999|
|Campbell University||N/A||Masters of Business Administration||1999|
|University of North Carolina, Greensboro||Accounting||Bachelor of Science||1996|
|GTCC Staff Education||Elder Law||2009|
Posted by Bill
In late 2007 my aunt fell breaking her hip. At the time, she wanted to return home if at all possible, but there was sincere disagreement within the family whether or not that was the "best" move for her. Some were insistent that she be placed in a nursing home permanently whether or not she liked it. Beverly was recommended to me by a friend. Beverly came to the rehab facility, interviewed my aunt, and ultimately helped her with the legal documents necessary to carry out her wishes for her life and after her death. Today my aunt is 93 and continuing to enjoy her home. I credit Beverly for a big part of making that possible. Throughout the process, she was kind and courteous. Her knowledge of elder law, tax issues, estate planning, and the various options was truly helpful to my aunt at her time of great need. Beyond that, Beverly was compassionate and caring. She helped me wade through the morass of our medical care system. Her suggestions helped me find a physician who specialized in geriatric care. That doctor's care and attention has helped my aunt's condition improve and is a big part of the reason she is able to continue to remain at home today. I was very impressed by Beverly's work four years ago and would highly recommend her to anyone with eldercare and estate planning issues.
Posted by anonymous
Sure, mother was getting on in years, but we thought we had plenty of time. And after all, she had a will and we knew her wishes - "split everything equally between her 2 children and if there is a penny left over, throw it away." We didn't consider that one day we might not be able to care for her at home, but that day came. With nursing home bills exceeding $5,000/month her savings ran out pretty quickly and we had to apply for Medicaid. All she had left was her house - far from fancy but a part of Mother we wanted to keep.
A trusted neighbor and friend suggested we call Beverly Eckard, who had helped his family through a similar problem. She carefully listened to our situation, then clearly explained the different options we could pursue. When we made our choice she guided us through the things we needed to do and prepared all of the necessary legal documents. All of this had to be done very quickly, or the application would expire and we would have to start over. She worked with Mother's social worker and kept me informed throughout the process. She was available to me almost any time via email (my preference). I was very impressed and would recommend her to anyone with aging parents.
I'm just sorry we didn't retain her services to develop a plan before we were in crisis.
Posted by Mary
Beverly was recommended to us by an estate lawyer which we used when my mother died. My daddy was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and we wanted to make sure we had everything taken care of. Beverly advised us in what we should do. She saved us so much time on things that she worked out for us before my daddy died in August. She was always there for us, always returning phone calls and/or emails. She is a wonderful lawyer, but more importantly, a wonderful person. Our family was very fortunate in retaining her as my daddy's elercare attorney. My sisters and I love her!
Cheryl David, Probate Attorney
I have the privlege of working with Beverly and endorse her legal work. Beverly is the real deal. Whether it is consoling a family who just learned of a loved one's poor health or comforting a client's family who is going through a rough time caring for a parent or spouse, Beverly offers the knowlege, encouragement and skill to make a tough situation better. As an Attorney with over 10 years in the field, she brings top notch legal skills, to the table. Also her work with the IRS and training as an accountant make her one of the best elder law attorneys I've had the privlege to know.