An elder law attorney at Clarity Legal Group® can provide you with personalized advice about the creation of an asset protection plan, an incapacity plan, a legacy plan, and more. We can help you to be prepared for anything life throws your way, whether that's triumph or tragedy. To find out more about the help we can offer, give us a call at 919.484.0012 or contact us online today. … [Read more...] about Should you talk with an elder law attorney?
Legacy planning is the process of ensuring that you have taken the necessary steps to create a strong legacy. It goes beyond just making a Last Will and Testament. You need to ensure that you have taken steps to protect your wealth as you get older so that you have the money to leave the legacy you want to leave. You also need to identify the best way to facilitate the transfer of assets to your loved ones so you can best provide for your family. Estate planning tools such as trusts could be a … [Read more...] about What is legacy planning?
A Living Will is another important document that an estate planning and elder law attorney can help you create. A Living Will is invaluable if you become seriously injured or ill and decisions must be made about your medical care at a time when you are not capable of making those choices. When you establish a Living Will, you will specify in advance what kinds of care you do and do not want, and when you want extraordinary services to be used to keep you alive. For example, you can specify … [Read more...] about What is a Living Will?
One thing an elder law attorney can help you with is the creation of a Medicaid plan. Many people do not realize they need a Medicaid plan because they think Medicare will cover all of the services that they require. This is not the case! Medicare provides no coverage for nursing home care or long-term care at home (if you need help with the routine activities of daily life). Medicare will pay only for skilled nursing care, while most people require custodial care. Custodial care is covered by … [Read more...] about Is Medicaid only for the poor?
Creating a basic estate plan goes beyond just creating a Last Will and Testament. In fact, you need to be prepared for not just death but also ongoing incapacity or serious medical complications. Using advanced directives will ensure that you don't get medical care you don't want, and that the right techniques are used to keep you alive if you suffer a severe injury or illness and cannot communicate at the time when tough decisions about care must be made. You can also make a plan to afford … [Read more...] about What is involved in creating a basic estate plan in North Carolina?
An elder law attorney is a lawyer who is dedicated to helping you to plan and prepare for the future. With help from an elder law attorney, you can ensure that your family is prepared for the future – even in the event of unpredictable tragedy. You can also make a plan to build a retirement nest egg and protect it so that you will be financially secure as a senior. While elder law attorneys get their name because the services they provide are most often utilized by seniors, the reality is that … [Read more...] about What is an elder law attorney?