Elder Law

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As we age, planning for the future becomes increasingly important. The Zakrocki Law Firm helps our clients navigate the complexities of long-term care, incapacity planning, and estate planning, ensuring that you and your loved ones are well-prepared for life’s uncertainties. We are committed to providing guidance and support tailored to your unique needs.

Long-Term Care Planning

The number of Americans living past age 65 has exponentially increased over the past few decades and will continue to grow over the next few years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there will be more than 80 million seniors in the U.S. by 2040. This increase requires more people to pay close attention to the need for long-term care planning.

The Zakrocki Law Firm can help seniors create a plan to pay for their care needs for the rest of their lives. Many seniors worry about a lack of financial resources to pay for food, rent, medical care, and transportation in the years to come. Others hope to stay in their homes as they age but aren’t sure what the options may be for in-home care if it becomes necessary.

We can help you create a customized plan for your needs, and aid you in determining what public benefits you could qualify for, such as Medicaid, and help you successfully qualify and apply for them.

Create a Plan for Incapacity

The Zakrocki Law Firm advises seniors on documenting wishes for care at the end of their life, in the wake of a disability, or after a diagnosis of dementia.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6.7 million Americans aged 65 and older suffer with Alzheimer’s disease. As the senior population increases across the United States, the number of seniors with memory care needs will likewise increase.

People with memory issues may reach a stage when they can no longer care for themselves. It is essential to have a plan in place for when a senior is incapacitated. This includes executing advance health care directives and a durable power of attorney to ensure your wishes are carried out, and so that you can avoid guardianship which can be time consuming and expensive.

Estate Planning

The Zakrocki Law Firm can also help you to determine how your assets will be distributed to your beneficiaries upon your passing. This includes executing a last will and testament or living trust, as well as designating beneficiaries on your financial accounts. We’ll work closely with you to ensure your assets are distributed to those you want to inherit from you, and in a way the way that you want, either directly to them, or in a manner that can protect the assets from creditors’ claims and divorce.

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