Elder law is an area of legal practice that focuses on the issues that affect the aging population. However, you do not have to be heading towards retirement for elder law to be relevant to you as well. Whether you are planning for your own aging process or you are concerned about someone you love who is getting older, Maya Murphy can help you make the appropriate arrangements to take care of the issues that may arise later in life. Our elder law attorneys offer guidance on all issues related to aging including estate planning, advance directives, housing arrangements, asset protection, and guardianship.
There are many options for seniors who plan ahead. Whether you need occasional support or would prefer to move into a facility staffed by medical professionals, the sooner you make those decisions, the sooner you can set up the appropriate funding and make the necessary arrangements.
Estate Planning in Connecticut
Our team of attorneys will help you decide on the best means of passing your assets to heirs, avoiding unnecessary hassles or taxes when the time comes. This often includes creating wills and trusts as part of the over-arching estate plan.
While you may assume that your loved ones know your wishes regarding end-of-life healthcare decisions, it is always a good idea to create documents that reflect those wishes and will ensure that those wishes are followed. The elder lawyers at Maya Murphy often help our clients create such documents as:
- Living Wills
- Appointment of a Health Care Representative (Health Care Proxy)
- Advanced Designation of a Conservator
- Documents of Anatomical Gift
- Do Not Resuscitate Orders (DNRs)
- Housing Arrangements
There are many options available for seniors who plan ahead. Whether you need occasional support or would prefer to move into a facility staffed by medical professionals, the sooner you make those decisions, the sooner you can set up the appropriate funding and make the necessary arrangements.
Asset protection is part of most estate plans, but it is particularly relevant for the elderly population. For example, it is important to consider how one can protect their assets if one of the spouses becomes seriously ill, requiring extensive medical care, while the other remains in good health.
If an individual becomes incapacitated, the courts may appoint a guardian who will make decisions for them. If you want to avoid a guardianship or challenge one, the elder law attorneys at Maya Murphy can help.
Contact an Experienced Elder Law Attorney
Our attorneys have years of experience representing elder law clients in the states of New York and Connecticut. With offices located in New York City and Westport, we strive to provide large firm service while maintaining the small firm attention and accountability you deserve. us today for assistance with your divorce and custody questions. Call 212-682-5700 for our New York offices or 203-221-3100 for our Connecticut office.