Whether you are young or older, working with an elder law attorney can provide you with peace of mind and security for the future. Elder law is the field of law focused on planning for incapacity, protecting assets, and managing your affairs at the end of your life and after your death. The sooner you get help from an elder law professional, the sooner you can get on the path to securing your legacy, building wealth, and making sure you keep your autonomy for as long as possible in the face of tragedy.
The Law Offices of James A. Miller, P.C. provides comprehensive elder law services to clients in Worcester and Burlington, MA as well as in surrounding areas. Our services are offered to young families, people getting started in their careers, people entering middle age, and seniors thinking about their golden years.
We personalize the advice we provide to your goals so you can accomplish everything you need to protect yourself, your family, and your future. To learn more about the ways in which we can help, give us a call at 866-417-4566. We’ll offer details on personalized solutions for planning for your future and can answer questions you may be considering including:
- When should a person talk with an elder law attorney?
- What will an elder law attorney do for you?
- How can a Worcester elder law attorney help?
When Should a Person Talk with an Elder Law Attorney?
The term elder law attorney naturally makes people think they do not need to get this type of legal assistance until they are older. This could not be further from the truth. While the issues addressed by elder law attorneys – like end-of-life care and estate planning – are more commonly things that seniors are concerned about, people of all ages need to address these important matters.
The sad reality is, something unexpected could happen to you at any time and leave your family struggling to decide what kinds of medical care you would want or fighting over assets when you have passed away. If you have sat down with an attorney and made plans for incapacity, asset protection, and your legacy, your family will be spared difficult choices and complex legal burdens. You will also be able to protect all you have worked for during the course of your life.
If you have young children or are planning on starting a family, it can be especially important to talk with an elder law attorney to make sure that your kids will be cared for if something happens to you. Seniors concerned about nursing care, people planning for retirement, and those who are just starting out in their careers can also benefit from advice on the legal tools that can protect their interests.
What Will an Elder Law Attorney Do For You?
Elder law attorneys will work with you closely to identify the different legal steps you should take and tools you should use to protect yourself, your assets, and your family. When you meet with an elder law attorney, your lawyer will discuss your current situation and your future goals to get an idea of the types of services you will benefit from. A personalized plan will be created for you which can address issues like:
- Providing for children and ensuring a guardian is named if something happens to you.
- Protecting your assets so the value of your estate is not reduced by estate taxes, lost due to nursing home costs, or squandered by irresponsible heirs.
- Making a plan for incapacity so your preferences for healthcare can be expressed and so you can determine in advance who is going to manage your assets and make medical care decisions for you if you cannot act for yourself.
- Creating a plan for the transfer of assets after your death, either through probate with a will or outside of probate.
These are just some of the ways you can plan for your future with the help of an elder law professional.
How Can a Burlington Elder Law Attorney Help?
The Law Offices of James A. Miller, P.C. offers comprehensive assistance with all elder law matters to clients in Worcester, Burlington, and surrounding areas throughout Massachusetts. If you are ready to move forward with making your plans for the future and you want an experienced advocate to advise you on how to protect yourself and to protect the people you love, give us a call at 866-417-4566 or contact us online.