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Every month in the US, nearly a quarter-million Americans turn 65. While many have saved for retirement, many more run the risk of outliving their money, especially when facing diminishing health that requires extended long-term care in their later years―one of the most expensive forms of health care. In fact, without proper planning, long-term care can quickly bankrupt a couple, or leave their loved ones in financial ruins―nursing home costs alone can total as much as $6,000 or more per month. For these reasons, it is imperative that older Americans plan wisely for their golden years, with advice from a third-party, independent counselor – someone who is product-neutral and conflict-free.
At Smith Debnam, our Elder Law and Advocacy attorneys seek to provide seniors, along with their loved ones, with the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have the proper legal documents, and financial and estate plans in place for living life protected and secure after retirement.
Our Elder Law & Advocacy services incorporate many areas of law, especially estate planning. Our attorneys will help you put the proper documentation in place to protect your rights, your wishes, and your assets. From drafting and executing a last will and testament or a durable power of attorney – to devising complex trusts or intricate tax planning, our elder law attorneys will help you remain as independent as possible while keeping private family matters out of the public arena and out of the courtroom.
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