In preparation for life after retirement or sudden death, it is essential to seek the services of an elder law attorney. The scope of an elder law attorney covers long term care, estate planning, employment discrimination, social security, grandparents visitation rights and elder abuse or fraud Estate planning may sometimes be overwhelming and stressful and the size of the assets do not matter as one needs to be in control of what happens to their assets once they are no more or old and incapacitated. Estate planning more often than not is the preparation of a will that needs to be done with the guidance of an elder law attorney.
Any citizen above the age of sixty-one years and nine months old qualifies to apply for the social security benefits. An elder law attorney can aid in making sure you rip the maximum benefits one receives when you become disabled after reaching full retirement age. The transition from home to any long term care facility should be effortless, and to achieve this an elder law attorney is needed. In order to meet the expenses that come with long term care it is wise to consider taking long term care insurance. The policy premiums are also affected by the age, general health and preexisting conditions one may have.
An individual above the age of forty years should not be discriminated against especially at work. An elder law attorney can help in assessing your claim should you feel that a potential employer is discriminating you due to your age. Elderly people sometimes face mistreatments such as financial, sexual, physical and emotional mistreatment and sometimes neglect and abandonment. In the event that this mistreatment takes place the services of an elder law attorney should be sought after. Relationships between grandparents and grandchildren can be strained when there is a fallout between the grandparents and their children or sudden death of a child or bitter disagreements and divorce. In order to settle visitation rights issues an elder law attorney may help grandparents with this indiscretion.
Before choosing an elder law attorney it is important to consider how long they have been practicing and with focus on elder law. Find out if the first visit is free and if not how much it will cost. It is of great value to you as the client to know how long the attorney takes to resolve a specific issue and if there are other available solutions. Also find out if the attorney is certified and what bar he has been admitted to and if he is a member of any organizations if any.