Advances in science and technology have allowed us to live longer, fuller lives. People are often living well into their 80’s and 90’s and their families face a complex set of legal and financial issues that include estate planning, asset protection, paying for long-term care and more. Elder law is a branch of law that serves the needs of the elderly and the disabled as well as their family.
Most often this includes the following legal areas:
- Wills and Trusts
- Special needs planning
- Long-term care planning, including Medicaid planning and veterans’ benefits
- Estate planning
- Estate settlement, including probate and trust administration
- Elder abuse, both personal and financial
Elder law is diverse, covers a variety of issues, and it can be complicated. By working with an elder law attorney, you can avoid costly mistakes such as exposing yourself, your family, and your assets to the lengthy and costly probate process and otherwise avoidable death taxes. If you or your loved one are not familiar with estate planning, it is essential you find the right type of elder law attorney.
4 Tips For Choosing The Right Elder Law Attorney
- The first step is to meet for an initial consultation to discuss your specific needs.
- You should also ask how much experience they’ve had with issues like yours. If you need help with Probate, long-term care planning, or estate planning, ask them to describe their experience with those matters.
- Evaluate their customer service. Working with someone who is professional and responsive is important!
- Check their credentials and reviews.
Why Choose Evergreen Elder Law
At Evergreen Elder Law, we provide a holistic and team-centered approach to estate planning and asset protection to help Spokane and Eastern Washington seniors secure their financial future. Our goal is to help you put a flexible, thoughtful plan in place that protects as much of your estate as possible.
Interested in learning more about how we can help you? Contact us today to request a free initial consultation. Call 509-571-9411 or use our online contact form. Home visits are available.