What is Elder Law?
Elder Law is the constellation of laws that are used to protect those working or retired whose later life circumstances are different from say a young couple starting a family. Some of the areas of the law over lap.
The considerations of a senior citizen depend in part on their health, goals, and financial situation. Regardless of any of these considerations it is alway advisable to have some form of an estate plan in place from the time you are young. As you age your estate plan can be tailored and adjusted to your changing circumstances.
What Is Estate Planning? Security for you and your family that future decisions are made by you … not a stranger.
One of the biggest consideration for children of aging parents in the 21st century is “How will my parents be cared for when they are no longer able to do it themselves?” This question raises a lot of uncertainty and stress for families dealing with aging parents. The earlier the plan is outlined and the legal documents in place to support these plans the less stress there is for all parties. A qualified eldercare attorney can assist in working out these details, guide you through the legal framework to support your plan, and support you in executing and adjusting the plan as circumstances change.
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