May is National Elder Law Month
As elder law attorneys, we have skills, knowledge and practice experience in addressing the not only the needs of seniors and persons with special needs but people who want to be proactive and get their planning documents in order to avoid unnecessary hardships in the event of unforeseen circumstances. If you are a senior or a person with special needs, you need an elder law attorney that knows how to best address your needs.
Expect care needs and how you are going to pay for it long before it happens. Plan for the best but expect things to fall apart. Even the best of us are going to leave a mess, so don’t feel bad about it. Prepare for it and take precautions. Many things can be done to avoid messes. Get second opinions. Respect professionals that tell you they need to involve other professionals (they are doing you serve and not just trying to increase your costs). Stress test your estate plan, which includes more than your documents.
Be proactive and get your affairs in order. Clients often mention how relieved they feel once they know that their planning documents are in place and that they have a relationship with an attorney that they, or their loved ones, can depend on in the future.