Legal Counseling for Caregivers

Caregivers are persons who provide care for family members. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP (November 2012), there are over 65 million caregivers in our country providing care to someone who is ill, disabled or aged. Some family caregivers are paid for their assistance; many are not. Some caregivers live with their care-receivers, while other caregivers provide care for family members who live in long-term care facilities.

Our firm counsels caregivers and guides families considering long-term care options at home or in a facility. Sometimes this counseling involves estate planning, other times our legal services focus on family discussions and referrals to other professionals like geriatric care managers. Through our network of support we can help families resolve difficult issues like whether a loved one should move into a facility or whether a loved one should stop driving, and we can recommend services and products that help the loved one maintain independence.

We have a diverse group of estate planning clients. We have assisted adults of all ages, from persons who are 18 years old to persons who are well over 90 years old. (We also have prepared Medical Authorizations for Minors.) We have developed estate plans for single persons (with and without children) and couples (with and without children). Some of our clients are quite wealthy, and some of our clients have very few assets. Many of our clients have estate plans that simply need to be updated, yet many other clients have never done any estate planning prior to meeting with us. We apply our philosophy of care, service and professionalism to all of our clients.