As you grow older, you face unique challenges and obstacles that you must overcome. These challenges vary, from the need to protect your assets to the desire to maintain your dignity if your physical and mental health deteriorates. While you cannot turn back the clock, you can minimize the impact of these obstacles by creating a comprehensive, customized estate plan.
Our Miami elder law attorney can help you build an estate plan that goes beyond designating beneficiaries for your assets. You can also plan for long-term care, incapacity, and other challenges. Contact us today to discuss your needs. Then, we can develop a strategy to help you today and into the future.
We offer elder law services for our clients. Reach out to our Miami elder law attorney to discuss:
Begin the process by scheduling a strategy session with our firm. Then, you can go over your specific needs with an attorney.
While some firms take a one-size-fits-all approach to estate planning for seniors, that is a mistake. You have specific needs and goals, so it is vital to choose a Miami elder law attorney that will create a customized estate plan made specifically for you.
Regardless of your needs, your plan will likely begin with drafting a Last Will and Testament and/or a revocable living trust. Then, your attorney can recommend additional tools, such as advance directives like a Durable Power of Attorney and Designation of Healthcare Surrogate.
A properly funded trust can bypass probate, allowing your beneficiaries to keep their inheritance private if they wish. Also, an irrevocable trust can remove assets from your estate, allowing you to qualify for Medicaid when the time comes for long-term care.
Learn more about these and other estate planning options by scheduling a strategy session with our firm. An attorney can develop a strategy to help you reach your goals while enjoying peace of mind.
Are you frightened by the idea of becoming mentally incapacitated? If that happens, someone else will need to manage your medical, personal, and financial affairs.
While you might not be able to prevent incapacity, you can maintain control with help from a Miami elder law attorney. Your lawyer will go over different options to empower you as you age. This might include a Durable Power of Attorney that names one or more agents to handle your financial and legal affairs in the event of incapacity. Additionally, your attorney can help you designate a healthcare surrogate and pre-need guardian to step in if needed.
These documents can help your family avoid petitioning the court if you need help with your affairs. Additionally, they will allow you to select someone you know and trust instead of letting the court decide who will take over your care. Contact our firm today to discuss your options for planning for incapacity.
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Far too many seniors fail to engage in long-term care planning. Then, they are often forced to drain their assets out of their estate to pay for care, meaning they cannot pass lasting legacies onto their loved ones. Fortunately, your Miami elder law attorney can help you plan for future care today. Medicaid planning is one of the most common options. If you go this route, your attorney will discuss strategies to remove assets from your estate so you can qualify. Your customized Medicaid planning strategy might include irrevocable trusts, spending down assets, and purchasing annuities. These are just three of the diverse options, so reach out to discuss your needs today.
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