Elder law focuses on the legal needs of elderly people and their families. As people get older, they may become concerned about who will manage their financial affairs if they become incapacitated or ill. Not only can an elder law attorney discuss financial matters, but retirement planning, life insurance, and estate planning, as well. A person should also be chosen to act on an elderly person’s behalf for managing their estate after they pass. Getting older may generate challenging obstacles that can be too overwhelming for an elderly person to handle, but an elder law attorney has the ability to help the elderly determine the best course of action for their financial, home life, and healthcare situations. If you or a loved one is getting older, and need legal aid and advice, please contact Elizabeth, the Canton, OH probate lawyer, at Elizabeth A. Burick Co. L.P.A.
An elder law attorney may be able to help an elderly person organize their finances, and appoint a person who will be in charge of managing the elderly person’s money if they become incapacitated. Organizing finances includes creating a will or trust that will explain where or to whom certain finances will go to after the elderly person passes away. A lawyer may also discuss how to minimize or eliminate estate taxes on properties that will be gifted to beneficiaries. An elder law attorney should discuss the elderly person’s home situation, in order to assess the best course of action. If an elderly person is unable to care for themselves, the lawyer may research assisted living homes that fit the elderly person’s needs and budget. End of life care must also be discussed, and a power of attorney might be created in order to avoid any future problems. Learning about what Medicare or Medicaid will cover is also imperative in order to make the right decisions.
With over 29 years of legal experience, I am more than capable of discussing all elder law issues and concerns with older clients. Getting older is frightening, and there are a lot of details one must think about as they approach the age of retirement. I can help you create an estate plan, and discuss all healthcare, home life, and financial situations that you may face as you get older. If you are dealing with elder abuse, I may be able to represent you. Speak to me, the Canton, OH probate lawyer at Elizabeth A. Burick Co. L.P.A. as soon as possible, so I can work with you to resolve all elder law concerns.