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William Erhart, ESQ

We Resolve Estate Planning and Medicaid Matters

Led by principal and elder law attorney William W. Erhart, Estate & Elder Law Services helps clients plan for the future and implement their wishes by providing practical solutions for their healthcare, financial and estate affairs. Our firm understands the important decisions you need to make when it comes to protecting your assets and preparing for potential incapacity

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Estate Services

  • Estate and Gift Tax

    Minimizing tax is an important goal of a plan for the distribution of your assets.

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  • Powers of Attorney

    Designate individuals to help you with important financial, medical and other decisions.

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  • Asset Preservation

    Don’t let The debt incurred due to medical conditions threaten your assets and home.

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Estate Planning


Preparation and handling of trusts, powers of attorney, probate issues and other important needs

Protecting your assets and planning for their eventual use by loved ones is a task of vital significance for anyone who values their achievements in life and cares deeply about the future of those they leave behind.

Working with an experienced lawyer who understands the options and opportunities that individuals and spouses have at their disposal when developing an estate plan is crucial to making things work. William W. Erhart has more than 30 years’ experience in estate planning and often helps clients referred to him by other attorneys throughout Delaware.


Medicaid is a federal government program run by the states that pays for medical services for low-income individuals and families. But this does not mean you have to be poor to qualify for Medicaid. Support from Medicaid can be crucial when you face a significant healthcare-related financial burden. Unexpected medical costs can strip away your home and assets quickly. It is vital to understand the options available under government programs to protect yourself from losing hard-earned possessions to sudden and unforeseen costs.

While having a thorough estate plan is ideal in this regard, crisis situations often demand action that does not allow for leisurely planning. With an experienced Medicaid attorney, you can quickly create a plan of action for tending to your loved ones and even a family business without sacrificing your home or assets. William W. Erhart of Estate & Elder Law Services knows how to help clients pursue financial support under the Medicaid program to achieve important and crucial goals.

Elder Law in Delaware

Elder law focuses on legal issues of special relevance to individuals as they grow older. This doesn’t mean that people should wait until they are advanced in years before addressing these matters. But in many cases younger people, busy with their lives, fail to properly plan for later years. Taking action to address important issues related to your health, finances and other matters often takes on added urgency as years progress and the end of life draws nearer. Estate & Elder Law Services can help you during these trying times.

Principal and elder law attorney William W. Erhart is well known in the community for resolving elder law issues and often conducts seminars to keep clients informed about important issues. We help you deal with a crisis situation when it occurs and prepare you in advance for decisions related to healthcare, preservation of wealth and other matters.

Crisis Planning

Experience teaches us that life is unpredictable. Sooner or later, almost everyone faces a crisis or is forced to deal with a series of emergencies. Planning in advance can reduce the number of difficult situations that must be faced and the amount of emotional, physical and financial pain to be suffered.

Legal planning for crisis purposes often involves taking the time to anticipate issues that may not arise for several years, even decades, but have the potential to bring significant turmoil for ourselves and family members down the line. Estate & Elder Law Services guides clients in several areas that are key to preparation for the long term, helping them avoid or lessen the impact of future problems.

Veterans Benefits and Long Term Care

Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and certain members of their families are entitled to government benefits in many areas as a result of their service to the country. Healthcare is a primary focus, but veterans may also be entitled to other benefits or services, including disability benefits, pension benefits, home loan guarantees, life insurance and burial benefits.

The array of benefits available, many of which impose qualifying conditions based on military service, enrollment in the VA medical benefits package, level of disability, current income and other factors, can be confusing and difficult to navigate. At Estate & Elder Law Services, we take special pride in assisting veterans in pursuing benefits and helping them determine whether they qualify for services and programs available in their areas.

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Led by principal and elder law attorney William W. Erhart, Estate & Elder Law Services helps clients plan for the future and implement their wishes by providing practical solutions for their healthcare, financial and estate affairs.

Our Philosophy

A lifetime dedicated to achieving positive results for yourself and those you love demands hard work, good intentions and careful planning. Professional assistance is also critical when the time comes to arrange for the care and transfer of your property, savings, investment and family wealth.

The staff at Estate & Elder Law Services treats you with respect and compassion and understands the importance of confidentiality. William Erhart has served the elder law and estate planning needs of Delaware seniors, their adult children and others for more than 30 years. He has earned an AV® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® for his high ethical standards and professional ability and a 10.0 Avvo rating

Our office is conveniently located northwest of downtown Wilmington at the intersection of routes 48 and 141.

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Estate and Elder Law Services

1011 Centre Road

Suite 117

Wilmington, Delaware 19805

Phone: 302.651.0113
Fax: 302.651.0331

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