Estate & Asset Protection Attorney, Victoria Collier tells readers that as an elder care attorney, many people come to her for advice when they are desperate for answers and help. She suggests talking to an elder care attorney long before a loved one passes or falls ill.
DECATUR, GA, May 13, 2019: Victoria L. Collier, founder of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new article on her law firm’s website entitled “Who Needs An Elder Care Attorney And When,” in which Ms. Collier clarifies confusion about the role of an elder care attorney.
Collier writes, “For most people, life is so busy and moves so quickly we rarely think about how we will manage our own lives when we are elderly let alone how our parents will manage their lives!” She continues, “And, before you know it, your parents are elderly and suddenly you wonder if they are financially prepared to take care of their needs for however long they have left. This is typical in the lives of so many.”
“It is my mission to help people understand the value of taking time to think about these inevitabilities long before they arrive,” says Collier. “Yet,” she adds, “it is usually in desperation that so many people come to me for help. Either a parent or a spouse becomes ill and/or incapacitated and the person who finds him or herself suddenly thrust into the role of caregiver is faced with legal issues that have not been properly sorted out or tended to.”
As Collier points out, “Very often the services of an elder law attorney are confusing.” “Many people,” she writes, “think Elder Care Law is the same as an estate law attorney.” She elaborates, “While an elder care attorney can also be an estate and asset protection attorney, they are not the same. Estate law is concerned with what you leave to your loved ones when you die. An Elder Care Attorney knows how to help negotiate the confusing legal terrain when a loved one has become mentally or physically incapable of caring for their needs and their own personal business prior to their death.”
Collier shares, “Very often prospective clients arrive at my office wondering how they will manage one or both of their parents huge bills for long-term care. There are those who wonder if they will have to sell a beloved home while a parent is still alive. Others arrive not knowing that they have untapped military benefits that can be accessed.”
The entire article can be read at https://www.elderlawgeorgia.com/articles/who-needs-elder-care-attorney/
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 Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm
The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm was established to serve the legal needs of retiring citizens. The Firm focuses its entire practice on providing strategies to protect independence, privacy, assets and taxes from the government. Victoria Collier has grown her law practice and financial services practice by providing excellent customer satisfaction with personalized wealth protection plans.