A Worcester elder law attorney isn’t a lawyer who helps only senior citizens. The term elder law is actually a misnomer. While elder law attorneys do primarily address some of the legal and financial issues that arise due to aging, elder law attorneys also assist young families and people of all ages. The services offered by an elder law professional can give you important protections and peace-of-mind, even if you are a long way from your golden years.
The Law Office of James A. Miller, P.C. is dedicated to helping clients with all of the issues they care about related to asset protection, advanced healthcare decisions, end-of-life matters, and legacy planning.
We will work with you to set goals and achieve those goals for protecting your family, health, and autonomy. Give us a call today to find out why people of all ages should talk to an elder law attorney.
Who Should Talk to a Worcester Elder Law Attorney
You should talk to a Worcester elder law attorney if you do not already have plans in place to protect your family and yourself in case of incapacity, illness, or death.
The aging process is natural and happens to most everyone, and it is a smart choice to plan ahead for your retirement years, even when you are younger. There is also the potential for anyone to suffer from a tragic accident or to be diagnosed with a terminal or serious illness. If either of these things happen to you, it is best if you already have a plan in place.
While no one can control what types of tragedies and successes they encounter in life, talking with a Worcester elder law attorney means you can be prepared for both. It is especially important to get the type of help an elder law professional can offer if:
- You have assets you want to protect. If you have built a nest egg, you want to ensure it is kept safe – even if you need to go into a nursing home or you pass away. Nursing home bills and estate taxes could eat into the value of your assets, but there are ways to keep your nest egg protected and secure.
- You have heirs you want to provide for. If you want to leave money for loved ones after you are gone, you need to know the smart ways to facilitate the transfer of assets. Your heirs may be spendthrifts or at risk of bankruptcy or divorce, and you want to ensure they don’t lose out on the inheritance you have worked to provide them.
- You want to make a meaningful contribution to charity. You can use a charitable remainder trust or start a charitable foundation to maximize the value of charitable giving.
- You have young children. If you are raising kids, you need to make sure you have someone named as a guardian for your children in case something happens to you and the other parent. You also want to ensure that you can provide for your children financially and that money you leave them will be managed wisely if something happens to you.
- You are concerned about medical care in your future. If you don’t want extraordinary measures used to save your life or you want to spare your family difficult decisions in case you are badly hurt or injured, you should talk with an elder law attorney about creating advanced directives.
- You have a business or want to grow one. Business owners and owners of family farms face unique challenges when it comes to protecting their assets and their legacy. We can help you to make sure estate taxes don’t cause the loss of farmland or force the sale of a business and we can assist you in protecting personal assets if you are running a company.
These are just a few of many circumstances in which it makes sense for you to speak with a Worcester elder law attorney.
How a Worcester Elder Law Attorney Can Help You
The many services provided by a Worcester elder law attorney can allow you to take care of your family and protect your own future. There is no time to waste in making sure you and your loved ones will be secure even in the face of tragedy.
Give The Law Offices of James A. Miller, P.C. a call today at 866-370-3888 or contact us online to learn more about the personalized service we can offer as you take steps to protect your assets, your autonomy, and the people you care about.
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