If your parents are beginning to get older, it is important to make sure that they have talked to estate planning lawyers. It can be a sensitive issue to bring this subject up with your parents. However, if your parents have not made plans in advance, they could regret the decision not to take action and you could find yourself in a very difficult situation if something happens to them. It is best for both you and your parents to act early so your parents can put plans in place while they are still able, giving them control of their own destiny and taking a lot of weight off your shoulders.
The Law Offices of James A. Miller, P.C. is here to help, so you should reach out to our legal team. You can encourage your parents to set up a meeting with our firm to put their estate plans in place. You should also make sure that you have your own plans in place as well, as you are never too young to make a plan to protect your assets, address end-of-life issues and secure your legacy. We help people of all ages and we will work with you and your loved ones to effectively use legal tools to make appropriate plans for the future. Give us a call today to find out more about how estate planning lawyers can assist you.
Why Encourage Your Parents to Talk With Estate Planning Lawyers
There are many reasons why it is important to talk with your parents about whether they have an estate plan and end of life plan in place. One big reason is that you don’t want a lot of important but painful decisions to fall on your shoulders. If something should happen to your parents and they become incapacitated, you could be forced to make medical decisions for them.
If you don’t know their wishes or the circumstances under which your parents wish for extraordinary measures to be used to keep them alive, you could be left uncertain about how to take action. You could also find yourself coping with a lot of guilt if you make a choice that you are not sure is the correct one that your mom or dad would have made. By encouraging them to talk with an attorney, they can use advanced directives to determine in advance what kinds of care they do and don’t want.
You also want to encourage your parents to talk with estate planning lawyers so you can try to avoid court action in the event of incapacity. If your parents haven’t created a power of attorney or otherwise made plans to control who will be in charge of managing their assets and making decisions if something happens to them, you might have to go to court if they become seriously ill or injured.
You could be put in a position where you have to convince the court that your parent is incapacitated and that the court should appoint a guardian. You don’t want to get the court involved in private family matters if you don’t have to, and your parents should be able to choose the person who they want to make decisions on their behalf when they no longer can.
An estate planning lawyer can also help your parents to take steps to protect assets so there is not a lot of money and property lost due to estate tax and so they don’t have to lose their wealth if they must go into a nursing home. By convincing your parents to talk with an experienced attorney, you can thus make sure your inheritance is protected.
Getting Help from Estate Planning Lawyers
The Law Offices of James A. Miller, P.C. will make the process of creating an estate plan easy, so you and your parents do not need to worry about handling complex legal issues. We can discuss your goals and the ways in which you want to protect your assets and your loved ones and we can devise a personalized plan that works for you.
To find out more about the ways in which estate planning lawyers at our firm can help you, join us for a free seminar. You can also give us a call at 866-370-3888 or contact us online to get personalized one-on-one advice. Reach out today, or encourage your parents to reach out today, so we can get your plans in place now.
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