Think you need a lawyer? There are times when legal advice is needed. If you are an older adult, or you are looking out for a senior family member, there are some distinct things that an attorney can assist with- some that you may not realize!
4 Common Areas to Discuss
Slip & Falls
Slip and falls are the number one cause of accidental household fatalities, and seniors over age 60 are most at-risk. If you have taken a nasty fall or sustained an injury outside of your home, you- or someone that you care about- may need to pursue Personal Injury cases with a qualified attorney.
Sadly, some seniors may need to seek out legal counsel for cases of nursing home abuse or financial elder abuse. Financial elder abuse occurs more often than you may think- and typically involves going to court when the accused refuses to return assets to the senior, often-times a friend or family member.
Wills and Trusts
Do you have a legal will in place? Has it been more than five years since you reviewed and updated it? An attorney can help seniors set up wills and trusts Wisconsin to ensure that those they love are taken care of and their wishes will be followed. Getting a legal, notarized will is the most important thing that you can do to help your loved ones after you die- so they can focus on celebrating your life.
Heath Care & Financial Decisions
Power of Attorneys allow you to designate someone else to make decisions regarding your health care or financial matters when you are unable to due to incapacity or when you may want to have a trusted family member have access to this information.
There are many ways how a lawyer can help senior citizens; talk to the team at McLario, Helm, Bertling & Spiegel S.C. to learn more!
McLario Helm Bertling & Spiegel S.C. has earned a reputation in the southeast Wisconsin area for estate planning attorney, personal injury attorneys, as well as wills and trusts. Learn more about how to choose the right law.