An elder care attorney can help protect your family member

An elder care attorney can guide your family through the legal steps to safeguard your family member with dementia. A diagnosis of dementia does not automatically mean that your family member cannot manage his legal and financial affairs or make decisions. It is the time to start planning for a future where your family member may need assistance or to review the legal tools that are already in place. If you decide to move forward by preparing legal tools yourself be sure to use up-to-date legal forms for your state.

If your family member is very confused, you may not be able to move forward with changing or creating the legal tools. In this case, you will need the attorney's help to complete a legal process that establishes a conservatorship or guardianship for your family member.

Everyone over the age of 18 should have the following tools in place:

If your family member has all or some of these tools in place, now is the time for an attorney to review them to make sure they are up to date with current laws. This is also the time for your family member to review the documents to make sure they reflect their wishes.

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