Elder law focuses on legal issues that aging individuals often face as time moves on. Getting older is a complicated matter within itself, and it may be difficult for some to decide which legal documents they need to safeguard their property and assets. Planning for problems before they arise can give you the confidence and peace of mind you need. Attorney Susan E. Durre is prepared to help you plan for all issues that might arise once you reach the age of retirement and beyond.
As people age, it’s natural to think about the future. Who will manage their financial affairs if they become unable to do so? Who will administer their estate once they pass? It may feel overwhelming to think about all these issues at once, which is why elder law attorneys are a great resource for those interested in planning for the future. As an elder law attorney, I can help you with any number of matters, including estate planning, wills, trusts, and probate avoidance.
As an elder law attorney, I can help you construct an estate plan that serves your needs and meets your requirements, such as creating a will and certain types of trusts to simplify the probate process. I’m also available to assist with your health and personal care planning. This may include creating a revocable trust or designating health care powers of attorney. In the event you become unable to care for your finances, the use of a financial power of attorney with a health care power of attorney can avoid the need for a costly court guardianship. Additionally, we can address financial issues regarding taxes and living arrangements to ensure that you, your loved ones, and your legacy enjoy the protections they deserve.