Planning for the future can be problematic without the correct information. Simple situations can rapidly turn into complicated and expensive conundrums without good advice. That's where an elder law attorney can help.
According to certified elder law attorney Ruthann P. Lacey, counsel can help lead you through the pitfalls, roadblocks and hurdles associated with:
- Evaluating the client's needs relating to federal tax, social security, Medicare, Medicaid and property laws
- Advocating the best way to move forward, consistent with these laws
- Preparing trusts and wills
- Figuring out the best way to pay for long-term health care
- Helping the client make emotionally difficult decisions, such as those related to end-of-life