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New Jersey elder law: Preparing for what may come

| Apr 17, 2018 | Elder Law |

No one wants to think that they will suffer some major medical event that will result in their incapacitation. No one wants to think about how age or illness could cause serious physical decline down the road. These things happen, though, to most people. New Jersey residents can help themselves and their loved ones by being prepared for what may come. An experienced elder law attorney can help with that. 

The simple truth of the matter is, no one knows what the future will bring. Some people do not want to believe that they will be dealt a bad hand when it comes to their physical well-being later in life. Others, on the other hand, understand that things happen and they need to be prepared. 

Sometimes, people take action on their own and sometimes they need others to take action for them. An elder law attorney can help in either situation. Those who want to make sure they have a say in their medical and financial care and those who want to ensure their wants and desires are known can do that by creating a cohesive plan — one that addresses all of their concerns. On the flip side, for those who have a family member who does not want to make plans for how to address a medical or any other type of crisis, there may be things that can still be done so if such an event does occur the proper course of action can be taken.

Thinking about the end of life or the inability to care for oneself is difficult. It is understandable that no one really wants to go there. However, failing to plan will only cause problems in the long run — for oneself and one’s family. An elder law attorney can assist New Jersey residents who need help making sure they or their loved ones are fully protected in the event of incapacitation or death. 

Source: post-gazette.com, “Elder Law Guys: Caregivers should plan for a medical crisis — even if ‘careneeders’ won’t“, Julian Gray and Frank Petrich, Accessed on April 11, 2018