Honesty is always the best policy when sitting down with an attorney, even when it confronts difficult personal situations. These proper and upfront questions and answers are key for good planning.
In the event that your California elder law lawyer doesn’t have all the necessary information, your inheritance could end up going to unintended people or family conflicts could ensue in the future. Elder law incorporates many aspects of estate planning and issues that affect elderly people.
This includes disability planning and naming those individuals who are responsible for making decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so. Furthermore, elder law also incorporates how best to protect your assets from nursing home costs while also thinking about key issues in estate planning, such as how you intend to transfer assets the way you want and to the people you want to receive them.
Topics for disclosure at your first meeting with a California elder law attorney include family issues and relationships, all assets and income details, planning for disability or death details or health issues of both parents and children that could impact planning decisions. Make sure that you set aside time to speak to an attorney who has a track record of assisting those in need of help with elder law planning.