Elder law is a field of law that involves Medicaid planning, but that also involves so much more. Elder law matters are not just legal issues affecting the elderly. Anyone who has family counting on them; concerns about their own medical treatment in the future; or assets they care about should get help from an elder law attorney.
Parman & Easterday provides invaluable assistance with Medicaid planning and with all types of elder law issues faced by clients in and around Oklahoma City. We can help you to ensure you have made provisions to protect your family, protect your assets, and maintain control over your destiny, even in the event of incapacity. Give us a call today so we can offer comprehensive elder law services personalized to meet your needs and so we can answer questions you may have including:
- Why is getting elder law help important for everyone?
- What will elder law attorneys do for you?
- How can an elder law attorney help?
Why is Getting Elder Law Help Important?
Getting elder law help is important because life comes with risk. At any time, you could be hurt and become unable to communicate. You could develop a serious physical or mental illness which leaves you unable to manage your assets or even make your own healthcare choices. You could even pass away. These are concerns that primarily affect seniors, which is how elder law gets its name. Unfortunately, people both young and old can face unexpected illnesses, injuries, and other tragedies.
If something bad happens to you, your family could be left uncertain of your wishes for medical care and forced to make tough choices or even pull the plug on machines that keep you alive. Your family could be forced to go to court, have you declared incapacitated, and have someone named as your guardian just in order to be able to manage your assets. Your estate could also be diminished in value due to taxes and your family could be left fighting over assets if you pass away.
The field of elder law allows you to avoid all these undesirable outcomes by planning ahead to make your wishes known and to protect both you and the people in your life who you care about the most.
What Will an Elder Law Attorney Do For You?
An elder law attorney will help you to identify the risks that you and your family face in the future and will help you to use available legal tools to mitigate, minimize, or eliminate those risks. Some of the different ways in which an elder law attorney can assist you include:
- Creating a last will and testament.
- Creating trusts for asset protection and incapacity planning
- Creating a power of attorney so you name an agent who is in charge of managing assets and/or so you can select a healthcare proxy.
- Creating advanced directives such as a living will so the decision on CPR, the use of a feeding tube, and other healthcare matters is made in advance by you and not left to your loved ones.
- Planning for guardianship of children and pets in case something happens to you
- Securing insurance and taking other steps necessary to provide financially for your loved ones after your death.
Your attorney can also help you to plan for things that make life worth living, like providing a college education for your children and achieving financial security during your retirement years. From asset protection to financial planning to estate planning, we are here to offer you advice on the legal tools you need to achieve security and to plan for whatever the future brings.
How Can an Elder Law Attorney Help?
Parman & Easterday attorneys have decades of experiencing offering advice and representation on elder law matters to clients in and around Oklahoma City, OK. When you want to ensure you have taken advantage of the full measure of legal tools and protections available for both you and your loved ones, we can provide you with advice and solutions.
Give us a call today at (405) 843-6100 in Oklahoma Cityto discover more about the field of elder law and the ways in which an experienced elder law attorney can help protect you in an uncertain world. You can also contact us online to discover more about the personalized services we provide to elder law clients.