Life is unpredictable and, while you may not want to think about it, a devastating accident or illness could leave you unable to handle your affairs. From protecting assets to ensuring adequate funds are available to cover the cost of medical expenses, planning for long-term care can be an extremely complex process.
It is often beneficial to have the guidance of a law firm with a specific background in this type of preparation. This is exactly what we provide at Morris, Downing & Sherred, LLP. Our lawyers have more than 300 years of combined experience handling matters such as planning one’s estate, and we use that knowledge to help you analyze what your needs will be and then take measures to prepare for them.
There are several options available that you can use depending on your situation. Our attorneys can help you explore:
- Powers of attorney: A power of attorney enables you to appoint a family member or trusted friend to act as your representative if something happens. You can draw up a power of attorney to give the person the ability to make financial or medical decisions.
- Revocable living trust: This type of document lets you put your property and other assets into a trust. You remain in control but if you become incapacitated, the person you name as a successor trustee will take over.
- Advance medical directives: Your wishes concerning resuscitation, life support and other treatments can be documented in this legal document.
- Medicare: Our attorneys explain to you what the qualifications are for Medicare and help you determine your eligibility.
We understand that this can be a highly emotional time, and we seek to alleviate this stress by careful tending to all of your legal matters.
When you or a loved one needs legal assistance , turn to our law firm to receive attentive and compassionate help. Contact our office in Newton by calling 973-383-2700 or 800-394-2700 toll free. Alternatively, you can reach us to set up a consultation by filling out our online form. We serve people throughout the Tri-State area.