Long-Term Care Planning in Utah: An Elder Law Perspective

Jeremy AtwoodElder Law

caregiver at beside for long term care planning

As we age, the need for a comprehensive long-term care plan becomes increasingly paramount. This is particularly true in Utah, where the demographics and legal frameworks present unique challenges and opportunities for seniors and their families.  Engaging in long-term care planning is not just about preparing for the inevitable. It’s also about ensuring quality of life, preserving assets, and maintaining … Read More

Understanding Conservatorships and Guardianships: A Guide by Elder Law Attorneys

Jeremy AtwoodElder Law

Guardianship & Conservatorship

If you or someone you know is considering legal options for elderly care, you might have stumbled upon the terms “conservatorship” and “guardianship.”  These terms can sound a bit like legal mumbo-jumbo, but fear not! At Jeremy Atwood Law our elder law attorneys in Utah will help you navigate the legal aspects. We’re here to simplify the complexities and guide … Read More

What is the Difference Between Elder Law and Estate Planning?

Jeremy AtwoodElder Law, Estate Planning

Senior couple looking at estate planning and elder law documents

When a new client comes to see us, they’re often eager to confirm their assets pass on to their heirs with as little as possible in taxes/other expenses. However, while prepping for a future you won’t live to see is important, you’ll also need to address the bigger, more difficult question: “What happens if I live but can’t take care … Read More

Do You Know When to Hire an Elder Law Attorney in Utah?

Jeremy AtwoodElder Law

Elder grandfather at table with family. When to hire a elder law attorney

As you or your loved ones enter their later years, enlisting an elder law attorney becomes crucial.  Why?  It’s because seniors usually have to live within a fixed income bracket and manage the escalating healthcare expenses. This necessitates significant advance planning.  Taking this aspect lightly can jeopardize a senior’s control over their finances and force them to lower their overall … Read More

7 Warning Signs of Elder Financial Abuse

Jeremy AtwoodElder Law

Daughter comforting father

The average American retires at 63. That’s roughly 40 years of hard work to gain financial stability. The goal? A comfortable life post-retirement.  But what happens when someone robs older adults of their finances?  Elder financial abuse is a pressing problem that deprives seniors of their dignity. In fact, victims of financial abuse lose an estimated $36.5 billion each year.  … Read More

8 Questions You Should Ask Your Elder Law Attorney

Jeremy AtwoodElder Law

elder law attorney utah

Entering your golden years is probably the best phase of your life. You no longer have to raise children and follow a 9-to-5 routine. In other words, it’s time to live your best life. But getting older also means taking care of your health – physical and financial. As you or your loved ones enter their golden years, consulting an elder … Read More

6 Ways an Elder Law Attorney Can Help You

Jeremy AtwoodElder Law

Active senior man shaking hands with real estate agent in living room

If you’re like us, you probably look forward to entering your golden years. After all, the average American wishes to stop working at 62 years of age and enjoy retirement in peace.  But the older you get, the likelier you are to be impacted by legal issues involving aging. This can include anything from property disputes to possible incapacity. Advanced … Read More

Guardianship vs Power of Attorney: Everything You Need to Know

Jeremy AtwoodElder Law

Guardianship and power of attorney

Most of us take our decision-making faculties for granted. We trust ourselves to know what’s best, no matter the scenario. However, this might change down the line.  Your capacity to make decisions can be affected by illness, injury, or age. For example, certain mental health conditions, such as dementia, can cause you to lose control over your cognitive functions.  So, … Read More

7 Tips to Help You Find a Great Elder Law Attorney in Utah

Jeremy AtwoodElder Law

Guardianship and power of attorney

While growing old can be a rewarding experience, it often poses several legal challenges regarding healthcare, housing, financial well-being, and long-term care. That’s why you need a reputable elder law attorney in your corner.  Elder law attorneys are specially trained to navigate the complex waters of aging. They can help seniors or their caregivers handle a range of issues, such … Read More