While we all wish our loved ones could spend every day of their lives independent and in the comfort of their own home, this is sometimes simply not possible. Making the decision to place your aging p…Read More
At The ElderCare Law Firm Inc., we focus on helping families enhance their lives today and secure their futures for tomorrow. We excel at guiding seniors, their children, and their families through the often confusing maze of financial and legal decisions they face. We create plans that ensure the well-being of families, the preservation of their assets, and the accomplishment of cherished family goals. Our considerable legal expertise includes asset protection from the cost of long-term care, senior friendly estate planning, and incapacity planning. Whether you are married or single, just starting out or looking back on a life well lived, The ElderCare Law Firm, Inc. will help you craft a plan that will bring you peace of mind both now and for years to come.
Eric B. Barnes, Managing Attorney
Eric obtained his Bachelors in Political Science in 1992 and his Juris Doctorate in 1995 from Brigham Young University. Mr. Barnes devotes his practice solely to estate planning and elder law, with special expertise in asset protection and customized trust-based estate planning. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), and is one of only three attorneys in Utah certified as an elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. Mr. Barnes serves on the Board for Cottages of Hope , a local charity that does amazing things for the less fortunate citizens of Weber County. Mr. Barnes is also a member of ElderCounsel, a national organization of attorneys who share resources and expertise to provide top quality estate and long-term care planning solutions to their clients. In the past, Mr. Barnes served as the first full-term Chair of the Elder Law Section of the Utah Bar and as the President of the Weber/Davis Estate Planning Council. Mr. Barnes is also an independently licensed life and health insurance agent. Mr. Barnes enjoys teaching and has provided education services for many groups in the community, including attorneys and other professionals. On a personal note, Mr. Barnes is married and has 4 sons, 1 daughter, and 1 granddaughter.
Jeremy B. Atwood, Attorney
Jeremy obtained his Bachelors in Family Studies from Weber State University in 2000, and his Juris Doctorate from Washburn University School of Law in 2007. Mr. Atwood ran his own practice from 2008 to 2016, where he focused on estate planning, family law, bankruptcy, and contracts, until he accepted employment with the ElderCare Law Firm Inc. early in 2016. Mr. Atwood is thriving as an Elder Law attorney where he focuses on estate planning, guardianships, and probate. He also handles a variety of general litigation cases involving seniors, including bankruptcy, annulment, divorce, separate maintenance, collection defense, and more. Mr. Atwood is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and the Coalition for Abuse Prevention of the Elderly (CAPE). Mr. Atwood enjoys serving the community and working with other professionals. On a personal note, Mr. Atwood is married, has four children ranging in ages from 10 to 18 years, is a martial arts instructor, and enjoys reading and spending time with his family.
Nichole has a long history of customer relations and marketing, and enjoys her position as our Office Manager here at The ElderCare Law Firm, Inc. She is a people person who loves working with our client family and networking with industry professionals.
She loves to ride her Harley with her husband and friends, travel with her children and family, and wrestle with her English Bulldogs.
Having relocated to Utah from Southern California, JaNece Simpson brings 14 years of law office experience to The ElderCare Law Firm. She enjoys working with our clients and building relationships. JaNece is married, and has four children and five grandchildren. She enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends.
Debbie recently returned to the US after living abroad in the middle east for 5 years. She comes to the Eldercare Law Firm with 20 years of experience working with Medicaid and other social programs administered by the state of Utah. Debbie is married and has four children and 5 grandchildren. She loves to travel the world, spend time with family and friends, hike the beautiful mountains of Utah and ride her bicycle.