An elder law attorney can help you navigate the complications of planning for end-of-life care. You might have specific requests and needs, and it’s essential to make sure those are met. This is especially important if you cannot communicate your wishes or advocate for yourself near the end of your life.
This is where an elder law attorney can help. Learn how a lawyer who specializes in elder law can help you prepare for your end-of-life care.
Create an Advance Health Care Directive
An Advance Health Care Directive is a document that contains your healthcare desires. This document is valuable as it is helpful to list your wishes if you are incapacitated and unable to communicate your requests. An elder law attorney can help you prepare this document. Some areas typically addressed in an Advance Health Care Directive include the types of medical treatment you want to receive, if you want to be put in a care facility, if you want to donate organs, if you want to be put on life support, and other important items. You can also appoint someone to make healthcare decisions on your behalf if you are unable to.
Make Financial Decisions
Between your house, business, assets, banking accounts, and other property, you might have a lot of finances to manage and make arrangements for as you near the end of your life. It’s important to work with an elder law attorney to ensure these are all accounted for and properly handled. You have several options to manage your finances, including:
· Establish financial power of attorney: Like with a healthcare power of attorney, giving someone financial power of attorney allows them to manage your finances if you are unable. This designation gives them access to your financial records and accounts, as well as your investments. They will be able to pay your bills, collect payments, and more on your behalf.
· Create a living trust: you should also talk to your elder law attorney about establishing a living trust. This allows you to have a designated trustee manage property that’s placed into the trust. You can detail how you want the assets managed.
To ensure that your end-of-life requests are met, it’s important to hire an attorney who specializes in elder law. This will give you peace of mind that your wishes are legally documented and will be carried out.
Why Hire Us
When you need an elder law attorney, let the experts at Johnstone Adams LLC represent you. Ranked in the 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list regionally in 12 practice areas, we have experts in many areas of law to give our clients top-notch representation. In business for more than a century, our firm can mix its experience with the ability to evolve with the changing times.
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