Golden Years Planning: The Legal Necessities

As we age, there are several important legal matters that we must be aware of. “Elder law” refers to a variety of topics that we must be concerned with for future planning. Wills, trusts, living wills, estate planning, Medicaid planning, powers of attorney, guardianships, social security, and veteran’s benefits are just some of the components of the practice of elder law. You will need legal advice in several of these matters. Don’t be swayed by advertisements for cheap forms online. Any mistake in a document like a will can cause the entire will to be invalid, and you will have no say in the distribution of your estate. A mistake in drafting a living will may invalidate the document, thus leaving your voice unheard.

Attorney Barbara Ernsberger can help you plan for the future. She has the experience and skill necessary to ensure that your documents are correctly drafted and filed, that your plan for the future is sound, and that your family will not have to worry about the future. Planning for the future can be very difficult and stressful, but it is necessary, because if it is not done correctly (or at all), it is your family that will have to endure the stress of the guardianship process or the rigidity of the state’s intestacy laws. Attorney Barbara Ernsberger can help you with the following documents:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Living Wills
  • Powers of Attorney

Attorney Barbara Ernsberger can help plan for the following:

  • Social Security
  • Medicaid
  • Veteran’s Benefits
  • Estate Administration

If your loved one is incapacitated, Attorney Barbara Ernsberger can assist you arrange a guardianship for your loved one, which will allow you or someone else look out for the best interests of your loved one. Plan for your future before it is too late. Make sure that your wishes are known in a legally binding manner. Save your family from stress and worry. Call Attorney Barbara Ernsberger of Behrend and Ernsberger, P.C. today at (412) 391-2515 to start your golden years planning today.