At The Delaware Elder Law Center, we help our clients find solutions to problems regarding estate planning, qualifying for long term care Medicaid, Veteran’s pension planning, and many more. We take a personal approach to the practice of law. We will devote the time to get to know you and gain a thorough understanding of your particular situation. Only then will we create a custom plan to address your needs and achieve your goals. Ultimately, we hope to provide you not only with a comprehensive plan, but greater peace of mind as well.
Our practice of Elder Law is based on a lasting relationship with clients and their families. This allows us to get to know you and to understand what you want and need. We will listen to you and support you during these stressful times. We are here to serve you and to achieve your legal goals. If you or your family have issues that we cannot help with, we will refer you to the people who can.
After all, YOUR positive experience is OUR top priority.
W. Wade W. Scott, Esquire
Attorney W. Wade W. Scott believes that estate planning is a collaborative, relationship-based process, not simply the filling out and filing of documents. After all, you are choosing an advisor upon whom your loved ones will depend during challenging and difficult times.
Wade will take the time and make the commitment to forge a close relationship with you and your family, one that he hopes will last a lifetime.
Wade graduated from the University of Richmond with a B.A. in English, magna cum laude, in 1979. He earned his law degree from George Mason University Law School in 1984. Wade earned a graduate certificate in Estate Planning from Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2007.
During the early part of his legal career, Wade concentrated his practice in civil litigation. Over time, he decided to leave the large firm he worked for and develop a practice that would let him work with families to meet their legal needs and give him more time to spend with his own family. Wade’s practice is known as the Delaware Elder Law Center. Wade is a member of NAELA, WealthCounsel and ElderCounsel, which are national organizations of trusts and estates attorneys and other legal, tax and business professionals who design sophisticated planning techniques for individuals and families.
Paralegal & Certified Medicaid Planner
Allysyn brings to the team a wealth of experience, particularly in Medicaid planning. She attended Wesley College, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1988. She holds her Series 6, 63, and 65 as well as two Associate degrees from Delaware Technical College. Additionally, Allysyn obtained her Paralegal Certificate from Widener University Delaware Law School.
Allysyn has been with the team since 2013 and is the Firm’s “Miracle” Medicaid Paralegal. As a Certified Medicaid Planner, she assists individuals and families through the difficult and very complicated process of Medicaid applications. Allysyn knows the in’s and out’s of the Delaware Medicaid system and we are so lucky to have her with us!
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her large family, especially her adorable son Jacksyn, attending concerts and festivals, and volunteering whenever she can for causes close to her heart. ♥ Speaking of hearts, she has a heart of gold… and is the glue that holds our “family” together!
Marketing & Community Outreach Director
Amy joined the team in September of 2017, and is our new marketing director and community liaison. She is a 2007 graduate of the University of Delaware Honors Program with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership & Consumer Economics and a minor in Computer Science. Amy’s background includes over a decade of experience in advertising, sales and marketing, along with graphic and web design, and just designed our new website!
Amy has been an active member in the senior community for the last few years, and as a life-long Delaware native with a very outgoing personality, you may recognize her huge smile, which is almost as big as her heart! ♥ In her free time she enjoys spending time with her “senior” dog, Buda (a 13 year old beagle-corgi mix rescue), volunteering at Senior Dog Haven & Hospice as well as Faithful Friends No-Kill Animal Shelter, baton twirling (she can twirl fire!), learning the newest social media trends, painting on glass/ceramics – and teaching seniors to paint, too! Contact her to schedule a free painting class at your facility!
Karen is our new full time Office Administrator and joined our team in April of 2018! Prior to that, Karen was an amazing paralegal and office administrator for 22 years at Hogan McDaniel, Attorneys at Law, and is a Certified ProAdvisor for Intuit Quickbooks: She is extremely skilled at bookkeeping! Karen majored in Business Management and Administration at Gordon State College (a division of the University of Georgia) in Barnesville, GA, where she also minored in graphic art.
In her free time, she loves to go on motorcycle rides (only as a passenger as her husband, Rob, is always the “pilot”) and enjoys spending time with her large family, including her two rescue dogs Kolby and Jasper! She fits in so well with our “family” as she, like the rest of our team, is extremely passionate about animal rights, too, and supports Faithful Friends Animal Shelter (located in Wilmington, Delaware), as well as Justice Rescue & LaMancha Animal Rescue (both in Pennsylvania): as all three are all NO KILL animal shelters. She also spent many years volunteering at local retirement communities and skilled nursing / rehab facilities around her hometown (Thomaston, Georgia) where she would go with friends and sing to the residents and help them with their basic needs. She fits in very well here, as her compassion is contagious! ♥
Augusta (“Gussie”) was rescued from a no kill shelter in Pennsylvania. She is two years old. Gussie appears to be a mix of Cairn Terrier and Shih Tzu. Her personality reflects the strongest features of each. Gussie comes to work daily to meet and greet guests and clients. When the door bell rings, she runs into the waiting room with toy in mouth and tail wagging.
Gussie can sense when someone is under stress or upset. Gussie hops up on the couch to comfort them and for a belly rub as well!