Elder Law FAQ, Part Three

Elder law focuses on meeting the legal needs of senior citizens. At Klish and Eldreth, our estate planning attorney in Cary NC is able to help you and your family plan for the care and financial matters of your aging loved one. In this series we are answering frequently asked questions.

Elder Care Questions | Estate Planning Attorney in Cary NC

Let’s take a look at a few more questions you may have about this area of law and how it can help you and your family plan for the future.

What is the next step?

Once you or your loved one has made the decision to put a plan in place, you should meet with an estate planning attorney in Cary NC. If you and your siblings are working together with a parent, you can plan for all parties to be present. If your parent or aging loved one is of sound mind, he or she will need to be present as well. Communication among everyone involved is key in creating a plan that will meet the needs of the senior citizen involved and the family who needs to be aware of the decisions being made.

What types of things are covered?

When meeting with an attorney, there are a few standard issues that will be covered, but each case is different, so it can vary.

Estate planning, which includes naming a power of attorney, may be discussed if one needs to be appointed. A power of attorney makes decisions on someone’s behalf when he or she is not able to do so. A healthcare directive makes medical decisions, while a power of attorney makes financial decisions.

A will and trust are generally included in an estate plan. This ensures that the person’s assets are distributed as he or she wishes. In order for medical information to be released to entities as needed, a HIPAA release form may need to be signed so that the information will be available.

Stay tuned for our final installment of this blog series on elder care and how to better understand it.

Call Klish and Eldreth today to make an appointment with our elder law attorney. We can serve you and your family in our convenient location. Also, our estate planning attorney in Cary NC is ready to help you with your New Year’s estate planning resolutions. Give us a call today.

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Remember, if you don’t have an estate plan in place or haven’t reviewed yours in several years, now might be the best time to start. Our estate lawyer is here to help you get your estate planning in order and ready should you pass in an untimely manner or become incapacitated at some point. It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to an estate plan. Contact our office.

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