When Pennsylvania residents grow older, estate planning is needed since they face a myriad of legal issues of which they were probably not even aware. They find themselves having to create or update wills, choosing who will be responsible for making financial and medical decisions if they are unable to do so for themselves, and making decisions about long term care and how to pay for it.
Having said that, it is important to note that not only elderly people need to worry about planning for death, disability or incapacity – people of virtually any age benefit from thinking about these issues to prevent family discord and legal disputes. Though the approach people of different ages may take towards estate planning may differ, the result everyone is aiming for is the same — ensuring that their last wishes are expressed so they can be carried out rather than leaving the decisions up to state law or to a court.
Not only do people often need help when making estate planning decisions, they also can get overwhelmed when a loved one is suddenly admitted to a hospital and is not able to return to the way things were. Having a knowledgeable elder law attorney by one’s side who can provide guidance through these crisis situations can be very helpful.
The law firm of Sikov and Love, PA, understands that everyone’s circumstances are different, which is why we believe in providing individualized support to our clients. From working out how to protect one’s assets to responding and planning for crisis situations as they arise, we provide comprehensive elder law services to our clients. Visit our page for more information.