We all face unique needs and challenges as we age, and Elder Law focuses on preparing for and addressing these issues. It involves estate planning, but also includes providing for your long-term care needs and those of your loved ones. Additionally, Elder Law can prepare you for the possible necessity of a guardianship or conservatorship; court-mandated processes that give someone the authority to handle your affairs if you are no longer able to do so.
Along those same lines, it is important that you reach out to someone you trust as well as an attorney who can prepare powers of attorney giving that trusted individual the ability to make healthcare and financial decisions on your behalf if you become incapacitated. Without these documents, an already difficult time can become even more stressful for your loved ones.
In this video from her Estate Planning Series, Bobbi Hines explains the basics of Elder Law and why it is so critical that you prepare yourself and your family for your golden years.