Your family’s needs for the future do not end in the face of a pandemic. In fact, they are only heightened given the situation we as a world find ourselves in. With so much uncertainty on who to trust, you may feel overwhelmed and try to do it alone.
Let us help you. We have estate planning attorneys across the country who can help you navigate elder law, nursing home rights, wills and estate planning documents and how to avoid scams.
Elder Law and Abuse
As one of our nation’s vulnerable population groups, we owe it to the elderly in America to protect them from ill will. But when we place their care in the hands of those we are led to trust and they are not cared for, our trust has been shattered.
Right now, COVID-19 is running rampant through nursing homes. While in many cases, it is caused by unforeseen circumstances, and may not be a matter of negligence, in other cases, it is.
When it comes to planning for the future for your loved one, you need to be mindful of the nursing home or care facility you agree upon. Look into their certifications and how they’ve handled situations in the past. With COVID-19, a lot of issues that caused the outbreaks in these facilities were a result of lack of protocol, misinformation which resulted in poor care for your elderly loved ones.
If you have a loved one in a nursing home facility, they have rights and so do you. If you suspect negligence, contact us right away. Though you may not be able to physically see and be with your loved ones, you deserve to know that they are being cared for. And if tragedy strikes, you have a right to know everything was done for them.
With many individuals worried about their future as COVID-19 claims more lives every day, some families are resorting to online, do-it-yourself wills and other estate planning documents to have a plan in place.
While you may think this is a good idea, in many cases, these wills are found invalid after death because proper state protocol had not been followed to achieve validity. In some cases, these online will programs are not safe and not a sure thing to protect your family for the future.
Across the nation, estate planning law firms are working remotely via digital operations to ensure your needs are met for today and the future. Contact our team today to be placed with an estate planning attorney near you who can help you through the process.
The future may seem scary right now. But having a plan will help calm your fears.
In the digital era of automated phone calls, online forms, and text message communications our elderly population may feel overwhelmed and unsure who to trust in these harrowing times. Unfortunately, they have valid reasons to feel this way.
Across the nation, scammers are taking advantage of those trying to receive unemployment benefits, gain information on stimulus checks and access credible information pertaining to COVID-19 relief.
And now, it’s not even the information we willingly hand over to scammers that puts us in danger, it’s not knowing what information they already have before we press submit or say yes.
While we cannot be there in person to help our elderly loved ones file for government relief, we can do our due diligence to ensure they are not taken advantage of.
If you or a loved one has fallen victim to a scam related to COVID-19, contact us today.
I have Estate Planning needs related to COVID-19. Who can I trust?
Whether you have concerns related to nursing home care of a loved one or are concerned if your will is valid or have fallen victim to a scam, you need to contact our team. We know how vulnerable you are feeling. Don’t go through this alone. We have estate planning attorneys across the country waiting to take your call. Contact us today for a case review.