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Elder Law vs. Estate Planning

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”  – Winston Churchill

There is an enormous difference between the practice of Elder Law and the practice of Estate Planning. They both have their purpose and serve families well when used at the correct time.

In a nutshell, Estate Planning is focused on what happens to your things when you die., answering important questions like who will be receiving your assets and in what manner will they be receiving them. These are very important questions that must be addressed.

However, traditional Estate Planning fails to even consider the most important question to most families… what happens to my assets if I get sick and need assistance before I die? The best estate planning in the world does not matter if a family depletes all of their assets in the last three to five years of their life.

As we tell families every day, we want to make sure your things go to those you love upon your passing, but more importantly, we want to ensure these things are protected for you, your spouse and your loved ones if life intervenes and you develop health problems.

If you have already done your estate planning and are not sure if you are adequately prepared, Jones Elder Law can assist you. Daily, families meet with us to go through their existing legal documents and answer the question if they are prepared in case they get sick and need assistance. Unfortunately, many families learn that the Living Trust and Powers of Attorney they have in place were not designed to protect them against the devastating financial effects of long term care.

Not sure if your planning is adequate to protect you? Give us a call, and we can help you determine if you are protected.

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