Medicaid Planning in Wilkes Barre

Mission Statement


To satisfy clients' legal needs quickly, proficiently, flexibly, and economically by listening carefully, questioning thoughtfully, researching thoroughly, moving pro-actively, and seeking justice as a creative problem-solver, ever watchful for win-win strategies and solutions.

This commitment coupled with long hours of hard work is the foundation upon which this Elder law office has been and will continue to be built.


Core Ideology


Flexibility: Preventative law is more effective, less stressful, and less costly than emergency approaches to legal problems. This Shavertown Estate Planning Attorney will focus on addressing problems proactively rather than reactively, while negotiating from a win-win perspective. However, Plan B, or resorting to the big stick in litigation, remains a viable option to deal with unexpected calamities and hard-ball tactics when win-win methodologies are rejected by the other side in problem solving attempts.

Teamwork: We work interdependently with our clients: keeping them informed of their options, assisting in problem solving, and facilitating satisfactory conclusions both in and out of court. We are committed to helping each client achieve justice and success whether it is in consummating a transaction, settling a dispute, or resolving uncertainties in business or personal life.

Understanding: Adversarial posturing can be gradually retired when each side works to understand and accommodate the legitimate needs of the other side. We seek to establish mutually beneficial relations with others in the legal community. This approach creates long-term value, minimizes distrust and opportunism, and improves quality of life for everyone. Experience shows that a broader and deeper understanding ultimately cools destructive energies, providing opportunities for personal growth while pursuing justice.

Improvement: Litigiousness, contentiousness, vengeance, anger, and blame are part of ordinary human experience. Defensiveness and active hostilities can dominate awareness in court, in lawyers' offices, and in communications with opposing parties. The best Elder Law Attorneys in Wilkes Barre work to disentangle the web of blame that binds people to ignorance and negativity, permitting insight and personal freedom to prevail.

Responsibility: Individuals play many roles that are defined, moment by moment. Personal decisions carry consequences. Justice is often about individuals acknowledging their own responsibility for those decisions with life as the teacher. Everyone is benefited from learning the lessons from decisions and adopted roles.

Whether you are looking for an attorney in Wilkes-Barre that specializes in Estate Planning, Estate Administration or other specialized elements call Bernard Walter for a complimentary consultation.

Long Term Care Specialty


If you are considering long term care for yourself or a loved one, you need to be familiar with the various types of programs. Options for long term care include: community-based services, home health care, assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities, and nursing homes. It is important to evaluate future health needs and how those needs might change when creating your long term care plan. Early planning helps ensure that you will have the finances available to make the right choice for your health needs.

  • Disability Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Grandchildren
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Medicaid Rules
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Health Care Decisions
  • Medicare
  • Nursing Home Issues
  • Retirement Living