“Getting Older ain’t easy…”
That’s the cleaned-up version of what my late grandfather used to say about the aging process. Elder law is about addressing issues to allow us to age as gracefully as possible and to care for those around us. We may not like it, but but the sooner we can accept and anticipate the slings and arrows of time, the better off we’ll be. Bodies and minds can become weaker as we get older, but planning ahead can reduce the stress that come with advancing years.
Elder law addresses issues head-on, such as:
the cost of a nursing home or long-term care,
providing for a surviving spouse,
leaving a legacy for children and grandchildren, and
who should take over financial and medical decisions in the event of incapacity.
Families are often thrust into elder law issues. While there is usually a workable resolution in a crisis, there are many more tools and effective techniques available when an elder or responsible adult child decides to plan ahead.
If you’ve been thrust into crisis planning, don’t panic. You’re like the family in the woods in the dark. At Trailhead Estate Planning, there are still many tools and techniques available, and this won’t be my first time to come crashing through the surrounding underbrush to answer the call. I can also help if you’re at the trailhead trying to avoid being lost in the woods at night.
Schedule an appointment today, and let’s see how I can help you.