WHAT DO ELDER LAW ATTORNEYS DO?
Elder law attorneys prepare legal documents including Wills, Trusts, and Powers of Attorney. A Will is a vital part of your estate plan and covers things like distribution of your assets and who will act as guardian for your children, things that if you do not prepare ahead of time, the state’s law will decide for you. Powers of Attorney let you give another person the power to act for you if you were to become incapacitated. A trust is a legal document that gives instructions for handling assets.
HOW CAN AN ELDER LAW ATTORNEY HELP ME?
Elder law attorneys are advocates for elderly individuals and their loved ones. They have specialized knowledge and experience concerning public and private resources and services that can help meet the needs of senior citizens, including those with disabilities. An elder law attorney helps seniors and their families obtain their necessary legal documents and protect their legal rights.
While the area of elder law concerns the older population, no matter what stage of life you are in, there are steps you can take to better plan for your future with your elder law attorney.
If you are interested in learning more, you can contact the office at 540-962-6181 to schedule an appointment with Jeanne Hepler, who is an elder law attorney. Ms. Hepler is a member of Elder Counsel, WealthCounsel, and the Virginia Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.