Every stage of life comes with different legal needs. As a population, we are living longer than at any other time in history. As we grow older, we are faced with new challenges and changes in lifestyle, health, and other needs. Planning for long-term care and the handling of our financial affairs if we should become incapacitated becomes a concern, as does planning for the distribution of assets when we are gone.
If you are now or are soon to become part of the older demographic, or if a loved one has joined the growing ranks of senior citizens, your legal needs have also changed. Having a Sun City elder law lawyer working to assist you with making and executing a legally solid plan in advance of need can bring you the peace of mind of knowing that your affairs, your assets, and your care will be handled in accordance with your wishes.
Elder law is a specialized area of the law, so you will want to seek out an attorney or law firm that devotes its practice to serving the needs of the elder community. In Sun City, AZ, you will find the skilled and compassionate legal assistance you need at the law firm of Gorman & Jones, PLC.
When you were younger, you probably gave little thought to certain issues that have now become a major concern. And there may be other matters that could affect your later years that have not even occurred to you yet. At Gorman & Jones, PLC, we work with older people to help them plan for every eventuality. We know the questions that need to be asked and a Sun City elder law lawyer at our firm will guide you in formulating a plan that will ensure that you will live your later years in comfort and that your wishes will be honored, even if you have come to a point where you can no longer articulate them.
Our attorneys at Gorman & Jones, PLC will document your preferences for the type and extent of care you will receive in a final illness, draft and healthcare proxies and powers of attorney to allow you to choose who will make medical decisions on your behalf if you are unable to make them for yourself, and who will handle your finances if you no longer have the capacity. Our Sun City estate planning lawyer will assist you in arranging for the distribution of the assets you have worked so hard to accumulate over your lifetime, whether to the next generation of your family or to social, political, or charitable causes you wish to support after you are gone, carefully considering the tax consequences of each option you are considering.
At Gorman & Jones, LLC, a Sun City elder law lawyer will help you with a broad range of issues that affect seniors, for example:
Everyone’s needs and desires are different, so there is no one-size-fits-all strategy. Our Sun City elder law attorneys will get to know you, and we will work with you to create an individualized plan that exactly reflects your needs and desires.
You can take control of your future and your legacy. If you don’t plan and commit your decisions to legal documents, important decisions about your life and legacy will be left in the hands of others and may not coincide with your wishes. Yes, it is sometimes uncomfortable to contemplate a devastating illness, an incapacitating mental decline, or your death. Some things are outside of your control, but there is much that you can do by making important decisions now.
With the help of our experienced and knowledgeable Sun City elder law attorneys, you will be able to enjoy your later years with the assurance that your affairs are in order and that you have made the important decisions that affect your life yourself. That way, the burden of uncertainty as to what you would want is removed from your family and loved ones. Furthermore, with careful planning, you will be able control your legacy and direct the distribution of your assets to those whom you want to help after you’re gone.
Don’t wait until it is too late. Time sometimes moves faster than you’d think, and situations have a way of creeping up on you when you least expect them. Do your planning now and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your wishes will be honored and respected. Call the Sun City law firm of Gorman & Jones, PLC, today and arrange an appointment to meet with us and develop a plan for your future and beyond.
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