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What is elder law?
As the name suggests, elder law is an area of legal practice that’s concerned with the various needs of the elderly. This can mean dealing with legal issues associated with Medicaid or Veteran healthcare benefits, forming wills and trusts, and creating power of attorney documents. Most often, elder law comprises financial matters and estate planning. It can also be invoked when dealing with medical concerns and family structure.
However, don’t be fooled by the term “elder.” You can (and probably should) start planning for these decisions sooner rather than later in life. That’s because life can be unpredictable and unexpected situations can arise without a warning, leaving an individual incapable of making decisions on their own volition. Having a trust, will, and power of attorney documents ready in such situations can be immensely helpful.
Further, certain long-term healthcare benefits available via Medicaid or Veteran Affairs can be asset-dependent. In such cases, strong estate planning, with the help of an elder law attorney, can provide you with quicker and easier access to these benefits when you actually need them.
Conservatorships and Guardianships
In order to determine whether or not a conservatorship or guardianship is imperative, and if the authority should be full or limited, you need to not only know your various options but also be able to make sense of them. More often than not, families have a hard time making these decisions.
As emotional as conservatorship and guardianship matters can be, they can also be complex. Working out a plan with the assistance of a qualified elder law attorney in Utah may be necessary as well as beneficial.
Needless to say, people want nothing but the best for their loved ones, but they have trouble understanding how and when to get involved. Sometimes, the person in need of protection doesn’t realize it or doesn’t want anyone to provide conservatorship or guardianship. These kinds of situations necessitate expert recommendations from a certified elder law attorney.
Once we have the necessary medical, financial, and legal details, we’ll present them to the court and work to obtain a verdict that’s best for our clients. Of course, we’ll keep in touch and continue to guide you as the matter progresses.
A written will that declares your heir(s)
Trust(s) for protecting your assets
Power of Attorney
Power of attorney documents to manage your finances on your behalf
Advanced directives for simplifying medical care and end-of-life decisions
Utah Elder Law Attorney You Can Count On
An elder law attorney can provide consultation and guidance throughout this process to make sure the deceased’s wishes are respected. We know that deciding what happens after an elder loved one pass away can make for a difficult conversation. Hence, the elder law planning attorney at Jeremy Atwood Law offers a kind and compassionate ear and prioritizes the client’s needs above everything else.
We work in a way that makes it easier for clients to talk to us, and avoid every possibility of turning it into an overwhelming or intimidating experience. We’re committed to ensure the client’s comfort every step of the way.
If your elder loved one resides in a care facility, our elder law attorney can provide powerful legal representation on their behalf, if the need arises. Cases of abuse and/or neglect of seniors living in nursing homes aren’t unheard of. Your elder needs a strong voice to speak up for them. Our elder law attorney is well-versed in these types of claims, and will fight to ensure that your elder is safe and duly compensated for their suffering.
Hire an Experienced Elder Law Attorney for Your Legal Needs
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Visit our office
We share an office with Northern Realty, located on the North-East side of the Layton Hills Mall.
There is an outside entrance facing East with a NORTHERN REALTY sign.
Go in the door and up the stairs. Enter the door at the top of the stairs and ask for Jeremy Atwood.