What is Elder Law? We have an ever-growing elderly population that is living longer than ever before. This being the case, we are seeing rises in healthcare and long-term care costs. What does this mean? Planning for your future has never been more important. With the proper guidance and counseling, you will navigate through the process of protecting your assets and making yourself eligible for assistance available to cover much of the healthcare and long-term care costs you will one day be faced with.
Many people make plans for when they pass away, but how many think to plan for the unexpected, like becoming incapacitated; being unable to control their own finances or healthcare decisions? Failure to plan for unexpected incapacity makes your family have to petition the court to have you declared incompetent. This allows for a court, who has never met you, to make the decisions for you.