Elder Law Attorney Can Help You Prepare

Jun 28, 2018 | Estate Law

It is important to create some legal arrangements BEFORE you need them.

Elder law attorneys help people make legal arrangements ahead of time to avoid some problems as you become older, including who can make decisions for you, if you are unable. Therefore, anyone can benefit by visiting an elder law attorney, especially those who are nearing retirement, according to Tipp News Daily  in “Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Elder Law Attorney.”

For example, if an elderly person develops dementia or a terminal illness that incapacitates them, then they will need someone else to handle their affairs for them. If they wait until such a person is needed, a court will likely have to appoint someone.

An elder law attorney can prepare the legal documents necessary to avoid having to go through court and help the elderly person to decide ahead of time who to appoint as an “incapacity” decision-maker. Elder law attorneys offer many other services, as well as including planning for long-term nursing home care, assistance with estate planning documents, retirement plan legal advice and help understanding Social Security.

Meet with an elder law attorney to prepare for problems that may arise later in life.

Reference: Tipp News Daily (May 26, 2018) “Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Elder Law Attorney.”