Elder law is an area of law that focuses specifically on legal issues that affect older people. However, many people make the mistake of thinking that elder law only applies to those who are senior citizen.
As elder law attorneys, we frequently speak with the family members of older people about their concerns. Although estate planning and wills are not always the most exciting conversation topics, these documents are some of the most important tools for ensuring your wishes are carried out after you are no longer here.
When you work with an elder law attorney at our firm, we can determine what estate planning documents you need and what things should be done immediately to protect your interests and your estate. We find that in many cases, people are unsure of what they should do, and we then walk them through the process.
Most of the time, our clients want to know how to start and how much planning they should do. As far as your estate plan goes, we recommend having a will, financial power of attorney, healthcare directive, and medical power of attorney at the very minimum. We can also help you with long-term care planning, and you should start this before you need an immediate solution.
Additionally, our elder law attorneys can answer any questions you have about Medicaid, proper senior care, and protecting assets. We have helped many retirees and pre-retirees who want to preserve their hard-earned savings effectively protect their assets while finding a way to pay for long-term care.
If you want to talk to an elder law attorney, we are always here for you. Contact our law office today to set up a consultation.