ELDER LAW ATTORNEYS
Like many other things in life, Elder Law was born out of need. Very recently, it has become a specialty legal profession because the average life span and the number of senior citizens continues to increase. Most areas of the law focus on a specific discipline, and elder law attorneys focus on a specific type of person. The role of an elder law attorney is to help aged people to legally navigate through the issues of life that arise simply because of the advanced age. They can offer legal guidance and counselling on preparing for long-term care, choosing retirement plans, planning and settling your estate and a host of other issues.
It’s all too easy to put off getting your legal paperwork in order. But when a major crisis hits — whether it’s an accident, illness, or death — it’s usually too late to start printing, signing, and notarising forms. Here are the documents every adult needs now, so they’re ready if you require them later
Elder Law planning seeks to preserve your money, income and assets, to be used for your benefit and care while you’re still alive. Estate planning focuses on distribution of your assets, typically in a tax-advantaged manner, after you die.
One of the most important legal issues as you get older is what happens to your estate after you’re gone. Even if you don’t have very much, it’s important to lay out a specific plan for your assets. Otherwise, the people who survive you could end up embroiled in legal battles and red tape for years afterwards. Estate planning involves more than just a will. It also covers many of the issues we’ve already covered, such as DNRs, power of attorney, and living wills, as well as tax issues related to your property, and more. Concentrating in elder law, trusts & estates, and the rights of people with disabilities, we have aided countless families to sort out their estate matters.
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