Protecting Elders And Veterans
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At Wermerskirchen Law Office, P.A., in Willmar, Minnesota, we help clients and their families plan and prepare for difficult changes, using various estate planning and elder law tools.
The term elder law refers to a loose category of legal issues that pertain to aging. We see our role as defending the rights of seniors, preserving their property and protecting them against exploitation. With that in mind, we help with issues such as:
- Powers of attorney
- Health care directives
- Financial planning related to long term care financing options
- Asset protection
- Medicare/Medicaid planning
- Long-term care planning
- Social Security planning
- Veterans’ rights related to state vet home eligibility
- Veterans’ benefits
Everyone should have some kind of plan in place to protect themselves and their loved ones in the event that illness or injury interfere with their ability to make important decisions. For seniors, this necessity is especially pressing. That’s why we suggest to our clients to appoint family members, relatives, or trusted friend to serve as an attorney-in-fact and to have legal authority to make decisions on their behalf.
These issues can be difficult both legally and emotionally, but with the help of an experienced attorney, seniors can make difficult decisions in advance, removing a source of worry and stress from their lives and those of their loved ones.
We also use a variety of legal strategies to help people preserve their assets as long possible by accessing eligibility to various government benefits that they are eligible to receive. With wills and trusts, our clients can build happy legacies that will last into future generations.
Our veterans risked their lives for our country, and our country tries to do right by them in return, by providing a variety of benefits. Unfortunately, the veterans’ benefits system is often difficult to navigate. Without the help of a skilled lawyer, it can be difficult for veterans and their families to access all the benefits they deserve.
To learn more about your options in elder law, estate planning, veterans’ issues and more, contact our office today. Call 320-403-2386 or contact us by email.