I'm Scott Collins, an Elder Law Attorney, and founder of Elder Law Guidance. I specialize in helping families save everything they have worked as they plan for their retirement years. The retirement and freedom are often saddled with anxiety and uncertainty. The high cost of health care and nursing home care can crush families. We can protect your home, retirement and savings for your children and heirs. We have made it our mission to help families during times of transition and future planning, from creating wills or navigating through Kentucky's complicated probate courts to protecting against abuse and discrimination or assisting you with obtaining Veterans benefits and Nursing Home Care. We are committed to helping ease the anxiety, alleviate the fear and answer your many questions.

What I Wish I’d Known Then That I (Still) Don’t Know Now

Okay, so maybe we don’t know everything we’re supposed to know as grown-ups. We know why the sky is blue (wavelengths and all) and we can rattle off those math facts like nobody’s business even if we can’t explain our kid’s (or grandkid’s) math to them.  But some things, like how to pay for long…

Three Warning Signs You Need To Apply for VA Pension

One of this country’s best kept secrets is that most veterans who served during a wartime period and their surviving spouses qualify for the Veterans Affairs (VA) Wartime Pension and don’t receive it. Why? “Two of the biggest issues that happen with veterans who come to my firm is they don’t know they qualify for…

Elder Law Guidance Coordinates Efforts with CEMP to Raise Awareness on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) June 15

Local Effort to Build Community Consciousness About Elder Neglect and Abuse June 14, 2021, Richmond – Elder Law Guidance: The Elder Law Practice of Scott E. Collins, PLLC, and the Council for Elder Maltreatment Prevention of Madison County is commemorating World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15 by raising awareness about the signs of…

Why An Electronic Will Won’t Replace Your Lawyer

Since COVID, it seems our lives have had to become e-EVERYTHING. This includes legal documents, like electronic wills, or “e-wills” that are gaining popularity. But don’t be fooled, though they may seem convenient, they can cost you more in the long run without a lawyer’s guidance. “Elder law is so specialized, so focused on an…

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Memory care and the epidemic of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a chronic neurodegenerative disease typically with a long pre-clinical phase which gradually worsens. Initial symptoms are often mistaken for normal aging and include problems with language, mood swings, disorientation, loss of motivation, poor self-care and behavioral issues. There are no treatments to stop or reverse the disease progression. Alzheimer’s accounts for 60 to…