Andover Estate Planning Attorney
As healthcare innovations continue to be revealed every day, we find ourselves living longer—which requires thoughtful Andover estate planning for our senior years. Yet a 2019 survey by Brookdale Senior Living found that:
- The majority of those polled assumed they would stay in their current home as they aged.
- More than 65 percent of Americans have been unable to put back money for the possibility of long-term care.
- Few people even think about retirement planning issues until they are over the age of 47.
- More than half of all adult children have not talked to their parents about how they would pay for long-term care.
Andover families and individuals—like most of us across the U.S.—want to focus on their day-to-day lives by doing such things as enjoying hikes at Harold Parker State Forest or taking in the latest exhibits at Addison Gallery of American Art. Thinking about estate planning and what strategies you need to deal with any unexpected life events can sometimes seem like an overwhelming task.
It is, however, a task that can be significantly simplified when you speak to the estate planning team at Family Law Estate Planning Group. Our highly experienced legal team will take all potential scenarios into account while working with you to create a lasting support system for your loved ones in the event of your death.
At FEPLG we have a comprehensive understanding of Massachusetts elder law and estate law that allows us to address these circumstances in advance. Even more importantly, we understand that you have worked hard to get where you are, and we want to help you do the following:
- Protect your legacy
- Provide for generations
- Take care of your loved ones.
We believe in a team approach to your estate planning and elder law issues. We do not operate on a transactional basis; rather, we focus on building relationships with our clients, their families, and other trusted advisors. Together We Plan for Life®.
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How Elder Law Impacts Estate Planning in Andover
Knowing what will happen to our savings and assets throughout our retirement years can be a source of anxiety for many of us. This is why elder law is a fundamental piece of a strategic estate plan—to ensure you and your loved ones are provided for as you age.
Working with an FEPLG attorney familiar with Andover estate planning needs can offer protection from costly estate taxes, strategies to avoid probate, and much, much more. At FEPLG, we provide comprehensive planning for your estate by considering your needs as you grow older.
Our professional elder law team considers your unique living circumstances when handling issues like long-term care and medical expenses now and in the future. We can help you take advantage of many asset protection strategies, like irrevocable trusts, so that you can still qualify for government programs like Medicaid or Social Security.
Working with our team of elder law and estate planning attorneys ensures you develop an end-of-life plan that addresses all aspects of aging that will benefit you now and in the future. This is the mark of a truly successful estate plan—as you and your life circumstances change, we ensure your estate plan adjusts and adapts accordingly.
What Does an Elder Law Attorney Do?
Elder law attorneys assist aging adults in complex financial and legal issues throughout their lifetime. This area of law has grown exponentially over the past decade due to improvements in healthcare that allow us to live longer, healthier lives. The team members at FEPLG have training that evaluates any limitations you or an elderly loved one may be experiencing, whether mental or physical. We use this information to create a comprehensive estate plan that will easily adjust to your changing life circumstances.
We at FEPLG take a “big-picture” approach to our elder law and estate planning services. The rights and welfare of Andover seniors is something we are passionate about, and we provide a compassionate approach that makes navigating the intricacies of Massachusetts law less stressful.
Family Estate Planning Law Group provides many elder law services, including:
- Medicaid/Medicare Planning
- Estate Planning
- Tax Planning and Succession
- Special Needs Trusts
- Elder Financial Abuse
From Medicaid/Medicare planning to estate administration and asset protection, our team will work with you to keep your estate plan up-to-date and relevant throughout your lifetime. We do this through our unique ongoing client care program, and by providing you with sound elder law strategies that support your goal of preserving family wealth while anticipating any related legal matters associated with aging.
What is Included In Elder Law Services?
There are many beneficial services provided under elder law that work hand-in-hand with professionals you trust to coordinate your healthcare, provide financial advice, and ensure you enjoy the legal protections given to you under state law. Elder law attorneys work with professionals in these areas to ensure your estate plan meets both your and your family’s needs now and after your incapacitation or death.
FEPLG team members offer many services for elder law assistance, including the following:
Coordination of Care
From helping you establish a healthcare power of attorney to assisting your family in determining the best long-term care facility for you to live in, an elder law attorney from Family Law Estate Planning Group can coordinate your care.
Government Benefit Eligibility
Many seniors wait until the last minute to protect their assets without realizing that government programs generally have a look-back period of five years or more. Our experienced elder law team can work with you to prepare your assets in advance to prevent disqualification or delay in program benefit eligibility.
Another benefit of working with our FEPLG legal team is that we are familiar with Andover estate planning needs and elder law issues. This allows us to provide significant financial and legal knowledge to our clients. Seniors can face significant financial challenges throughout their retirement due to healthcare issues. Coordinating with our team will ensure your estate plan considers the bigger financial picture.
Trust Experienced Andover Estate Planning Attorneys
In 1990, we at Family Estate Planning Law Group dedicated our firm to ensuring Andover individuals and families could receive the comprehensive estate planning representation they deserved. We are proud of the fact that we work hand-in-hand with our clients to forge lifelong relationships. No matter what happens in your life, we are here for you as trusted advisors, providing high-quality legal advice and services every step of the way in the form of our ongoing client care program.
The Family Estate Planning Law Group team believes planning for the future is one of the most important ways to protect your family. If you or a parent is currently experiencing physical or mental health difficulties, we are here to discuss the situation and provide a compassionate solution to protect their rights and assets. Reach out to one of our attorneys today to schedule an initial free consultation to discuss your estate plan and/or elder care services.
You will appreciate our ongoing client care program as well as our unique SAVeT™ system and our Family Care Meeting™, which helps you to bring together a comprehensive team including our FEPLG team as well as your financial advisors, accountants, and loved ones. During your initial complimentary consultation, we can evaluate your current circumstances. We will then explore the options that best address the current challenges you are facing regarding your own estate or the estate, finances, or future of a loved one. For more information contact FEPLG, explore our blog, or request a complimentary consultation now.