Elder Law Best Practices – What You Should Do to Protect Your Rights in South Jersey

Elder law is a practice of law that has recently been getting a lot of attention. As the elderly become a greater percentage of the American population, it has become more and more apparent that there are certain legal issues that are of particular importance to them, and which come into play as they reach the age of retirement. An elder law attorney can help you to address each of these issues, making sure that subjects such as retirement planning, estate planning, Medicare and Medicaid planning and end of life issues are all thought out well before the time that they are needed and managed in the way that is most in keeping with your goals and wishes. An elder law attorney from Cohen Fineman LLC will listen carefully, answer all of your questions, and make sure that you are fully aware of all of the options that are available to you as you work to protect your rights in South Jersey and that you can live confidently.

As people age, they and those who care for them are confronted with a number of decisions that need to be made, and an elder law attorney can help to guide you in those decisions and make you aware of considerations that you may not have realized need to be addressed. If you are considering seeking legal guidance and representation, here are several elder law best practices that should be kept in mind:

  • You should recognize that your life is likely to go through a series of changes over the next several years, and that you need to make a plan that not only works for today, but for five and ten years from now. The more you anticipate all of the changes that may await you, the fewer questions will be left unanswered.
  • If you are thinking that it might be time to see an elder law attorney, then you are probably right. Far too many people think about taking this important step, and then figure that they can do it another day, and that they have plenty of time. It is far better to set a plan in place when you have the luxury of time than to wait until you are being faced with a crisis.
  • Make sure that you find an elder law attorney who you feel is listening to you and addressing your needs.
  • Make sure that you assign a medical power of attorney and create a living will or health care proxy. The more information that you make known about your personal beliefs and wishes, the more confident you can be that they will be carried out.
  • Make sure that you have a durable power of attorney that allows your spouse to protect your assets.

The attorneys at Cohen Fineman LLC are empathetic, compassionate elder law professionals who are committed to making sure that your needs are fully met and that your rights are protected.  Call our office today to learn more about our services and how we can help.

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