Certified Elder Care Attorney, Victoria Collier, turns to thoughts of Father’s Day and how even though the traditional role of family protector is changing as non- traditional roles emerge, the ways of protecting family and loved ones remain the same.
Decatur, GA, July 6, 2017: Victoria L. Collier, founder of The Elder & Disability Law Firm, has posted a new article on her law firm’s website entitled “Protecting The Family.” Ms. Collier muses that, “Typically the role of protecting the family has been the ‘father’s’ job.” She continues adding, “As we celebrated Father’s Day this month, I started to think about the multitude of non-traditional family units we see today.”
Collier writes, “As new forms emerge alongside the traditional roles, the only thing that doesn’t change is the concept of protection. And this role,” she says, “falls to every member of the family unit, not just the father figure, as well as the community at large.”
Collier points out that, “Traditional roles are still alive and well, however more and more non-traditional roles are replacing the traditional.” She elaborates, “Stay at home dads, two mother and two father families, grandparents raising their children’s children, single mother families, single father families, the combinations continue to present themselves as gender specific roles and family designations become blurred into non-recognition.”
According to Collier, “Protecting our families and loved ones mean we keep them out of harms way.” She adds, “The most basic form of protection is providing food, clothing and shelter. In the event of a natural disaster you protect your loved ones by preparing yourself with the knowledge of how best to act during such an event. It’s about baby-proofing the home when little ones join the family.”
“On a day-to-day basis,” says Collier, “protecting loved ones means modeling good, safe behavior. Little things like teaching children to wear a bicycle helmet and wearing one yourself.” She continues adding, “It amazes me when I see parents riding alongside their young children and the child is wearing a helmet but the parent isn’t. It’s like when I was a kid and we were told that smoking was bad for us, yet the doctors doling out that sage advice did it while holding a cigarette in hand. The point is to teach children safety habits by modeling the behaviors for them. Please don’t practice the “do what I say, not what I do” method.”
The entire article can be read at http://www.elderlawgeorgia.com/protecting-the-family/
About Victoria Collier
Victoria L. Collier, CELA founded The Elder & Disability Law Firm of Victoria L. Collier, P.C. to serve the legal needs of seniors when their health care needs increase. Victoria is also Co-Founder of Collier Scott Financial Solutions, LLC. At both firms WE BELIEVE that people should not have to lose everything they’ve worked a lifetime to earn and that every person is an individual who deserves respect and the highest quality of life possible, regardless of age or ability.
Victoria enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during Desert Storm, 1989-1995, and also served in the U.S. Army Reserves, 1Lt. 2001-2004, JAG Corps. Victoria is a national expert on the VA Wartime Pension for veterans and their widows who need additional assistance with activities of daily living and helping them qualify for and receive tax-free income from the VA to pay for it. Victoria graduated from Valdosta State University with a B.A. in Psychology and then University of Nebraska, College of Law. In 2014, Victoria was awarded with the Alumni Master Award from the University of Nebraska.
Victoria is a Certified Elder Law Attorney through The National Elder Law Foundation and has been named as the only attorney in Georgia as “Fellow” of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Victoria was appointed by Governor Perdue to the Georgia Council on Aging, 2010 – 2016 and was awarded Dekalb County Veteran of the Year, 2013. She is the author of 47 Secret Veterans Benefits for Seniors; Paying for Long Term Care – Financial Help for Wartime Veterans: The VA Aid & Attendance Benefit. Victoria has co-authored several books: Blooper Episodes in Estate Planning, Don’t Go Broke in a Nursing Home, and Protect Your IRA: Avoid the 5 Common Mistakes. Most notably, Victoria co-authored the National Best Seller, The Road to Success, with Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
About The Elder & Disability Law Firm
The Elder & Disability Law Firm was established to serve the legal needs of senior citizens when their healthcare needs increase. The Firm focuses its entire practice on Elder Law and Estate Planning matters, which encompasses the areas of Asset Protection, Medicaid Planning, VA Benefits planning, Estate and Special Needs Planning. Victoria Collier has grown her law practice through her personable nature and good management skills.