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Planning for the future is difficult under the best of circumstances. During these times of uncertainty and separation, having a conversation about incapacity and death is even harder.
Offering Solutions to Elder Planning Issues
A Nightmare in the Making
Picture this: you and your loved one are at home enjoying a great breakfast, when all of the sudden your loved one slumps to the floor. You call 911 and rush to the hospital.
When you get there, the nurses are asking you all kinds of questions, “What type of medication does he take?” “Do you have insurance?” “What type of life saving measures does he want taken?” Plus a mountain of other questions.
Not to mention all the papers shoved at you which need a signature!
Sure, you know the answer to the first two questions, but what about the rest? Do you know what type of life saving measures YOUR loved one wants? Do you have authority to handle their financial affairs? During this very emotional time, will you be able to make the difficult decisions?
What if it’s your child who has to make these decisions? Or another family member?
And…….Who is financially obligated to pay all of those medical bills? (If you are not careful, this one can bite you big time.)
What brought you here?
Maybe you have health issues. Maybe a loved one is beginning to have health issues. It doesn't matter if the issue is physical or mental; the question is: What are your needs and what solutions will work best for you and your family?
Maybe you have heard that you should have a plan and have questions. Questions like:
At Mense Law Firm, LLC we focus on three stages of life: today, tomorrow, and after death. We concentrate on the legal issues that affect each phase, such as:
Why should you spend time and money planning for the future?
Without a plan, you are like a ship at sea without a destination. When something happens, you react rather than respond. You do not know what to do or where to start. You have no idea what the wishes are of your loved one. You may not know how much money you have or even where the checkbook is.
When something happens with a plan, you or your loved ones will know what to do. They will know what your wishes are. You will know how to proceed if things take a turn for the worse. And they should know where to find the checkbook.
Call Mense Law today at 636-456-2345 (Warrenton) or 636-390-0091 (Washington).
We will work with you to find a solution that meets your needs.