Heather Carty-Ward

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At the Law Office Of Heather Carty Ward you will find the experience and representation that you are seeking for your elder law issue. Your matter will be handled by an experienced attorney with a compassionate approach. Serving clients with matters in both New York and North Carolina, our office is conveniently located one block from the Mecklenburg County courthouse in Charlotte, N.C.

Heather Carty Ward is an experienced attorney who's knowledgeable and compassionate approach provides her clients with assurance that they will receive the personal attention they deserve. Incorporating her experience litigating family law cases in the District Court along with representation of clients in Guardianship proceedings, Heather represents clients in all areas of Elder Law and works to give a voice to elders and others.

The practice focuses on guardianship, contested guardianship, incompetency, alternatives to guardianships for adults with disabilities, elder abuse, exploitation of assets, nursing home transitions, home care planning, power of attorney and advance directives and wills, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and VA benefits.

Heather Carty Ward is a member of the National Association of Elder LawAttorneys (NAELA) and a member of the Board of Directors for the NorthCarolina Chapter of NAELA.

She serves on the board of the Shepherd's Center of Charlotte, INC.,assists seniors with the Medicare process as a volunteer with the SeniorHealth Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), and also volunteers her time with Legal Aid of North Carolina's Lawyer-on-the Line Program.

She is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School and Hunter College in New YorkCity. Heather was admitted to practice law in New York in 1993 and admitted in North Carolina when she relocated to Charlotte in 2007. She belongs to the North Carolina Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, the Mecklenburg County Bar Association, The North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers and the John S. Leary Bar Association of Black Attorneys in Charlotte, NC.



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The Medicare program became law in 1966. Under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, Medicare provides health insurance for persons over the age of 65, persons who are under 65 and disabled, persons with ALS-Lou Gehrig’s Disease and persons with End State Renal Disease (ESRD).