Why Is Elder Law Planning Important?
In some ways, the passage of time when you grow older is the opposite of how you probably felt about it as a kid. Youngsters often complain that time passes too slowly but once we hit middle-age, time seems to speed by like a train in the night.
You can avoid unpleasant surprises as you get older by hiring an experienced elder law attorney to help you make decisions that will benefit you and your family. My law firm, the Law Office of Donald Witmyer, P.A., can guide you through all of the legal steps necessary to spell out your wishes as you age and after you have passed away.
What Are The Steps Involved In Elder Law Planning?
Your needs as an elder law client will depend on many factors, including your age, family status, and what previous planning you have done in this area. I regularly work with clients on all of the following processes:
- Determining if a will or trust is necessary to express your wishes for your property
- Setting up an estate plan to distribute assets clearly and conveniently
- Drafting guardianship documents to care for those who cannot speak for themselves anymore
- Advising clients as they move through the probate process for a loved one’s estate
- Creating long-term disability plans to prepare for potential ongoing care needs
Advocating For Vulnerable Elderly People
In addition to advising clients on issues related to estate planning or administration, I am also ready to act as your lawyer if you encounter problems with nursing home care for yourself or a relative. Demonstrating negligence in elder care can be challenging and litigating the case can be draining. You can rely on my passion for helping families seek justice as I assess your case and advise you on the best ways to improve the situation.
Untangle Your Legal Situations Today
I can apply my decades of legal experience and my background as a former judge advocate and military lawyer to your elder law challenges. My firm serves clients in Destin and Okaloosa County, as well as other parts of northwestern Florida. Call today at 850-502-2047 or get in touch through my online form.