Steve Jankower has practiced law in the Lafayette area for over 35 years. He is a graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana-Lafayette) and the Louisiana State University Law Center. Steve was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 1982 and is authorized to practice before the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.
Steve is also the father of a child with special needs and has focused much of his practice on the handling of estate planning issues involving individuals with disabilities and special needs. Steve has written several published articles on the subject of estate planning for the disabled through use of special needs trusts and lectures throughout the State of Louisiana to various professional and civic groups on the subject of Medicaid planning.
Planning for the care of an elderly or disabled loved one can be extremely challenging. It is often very difficult and frustrating for people to find good, sensible, and valuable information on the choices and options available. For many people, trying to navigate these issues without the best information available is like walking blindfolded through a minefield, and mistakes can be very costly and time-consuming to correct.
Steve Jankower has spent many years dealing with the complex legal issues faced by families with elderly, disabled, and special needs members. He has helped hundreds of families with sensible and effective planning techniques designed to make sure that their loved ones are protected now and in the future and their estates are protected from the devastating costs of long term care.
As the father of a daughter with special needs, Steve personally understands the challenges these individuals and their families face every day. His goal for his clients is the same as the one for his daughter - to create a "safety net" designed to protect her now and in the future from huge expenses associated with making sure she has the proper care and supervision she will always need and require.
Steve has the experience and confidence to help families effectively deal with these difficult legal problems. Call us to schedule an appointment and we will analyze your total situation and provide you with sensible recommendations for the care and needs of your loved ones
Tell us about your special needs issue and we will put you in touch with Steven M Jankower