While we all wish our loved ones could spend every day of their lives independent and in the comfort of their own home, this is sometimes simply not possible. Making the decision to place your aging p…Read More
Senior Friendly Estate Planning
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Every person, and particularly every senior, ought to have their legal documents prepared or reviewed by an experienced elder law attorney. It can make all the difference in the world when your plan is tested by incapacity, long-term care, or death.
Unfortunately, traditional estate planning has really dropped the ball when it comes to elder law. Most trusts, wills, and powers of attorney we see do not include the tools needed to help a senior who has lost capacity and is facing a long-term care crisis. In such situations, your estate plan can actually cause significant problems and financial hardship..
For example, did you know that most trusts are designed to become irrevocable if you or a spouse becomes mentally incapacitated? While that is not necessarily bad, it does mean that all we have to go on is the authority and power (or lack thereof) in the document as it is drafted. Elder law attorneys look into trusts, powers of attorney and health care documents to see how they will behave in a crisis.
Call the ElderCare Law Firm Inc. today and ask how you can add the protections of a senior friendly estate plan to your life.