There are certain basic steps that members of every family should consider “just in case.” In the event that spouse or parent suffers an accident or illness, a Health Care Proxy will ensure that vital medical decisions can be made quickly. A Power of Attorney can be used to help a senior manage her monthly bills. A declaration of Homestead can protect the equity in your home from many creditors. Trusts can help protect disabled children as they become adults. Limited Liability Companies can limit your risk of loss if you own rental property. We recommend a “legal check-up” every few years to see whether you are doing everything you should to protect your family and your property.
We also have experience helping to protect seniors who are being abused, neglected, or financial exploited. We can help assess the problem, assist in obtaining physical protection, secure the appointment of surrogate decision makers where necessary and make efforts to recover assets.