The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Founder, Victoria L Collier, Encourages Readers To Schedule A Financial Assessment.
Estate & Asset Protection Attorney, Victoria Collier informs readers about the need for long-term care assistance and encourages taking action to be prepared for the worst-case health scenario.
DECATUR, GA, February 23, 2020: Victoria L. Collier, founder of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new article on her law firm’s website entitled “Right Now Is The Best Time For A Financial Assessment,” in which Ms. Collier acknowledges how difficult it is to know how the future will unfold and how important it is to be in a position to be cared for well under any circumstances.
Collier writes, “If you are nearing retirement age and have never had a financial assessment, the time is right to schedule one as soon as possible. If you’re in good health,” she adds, “you’ve probably been putting it off for years, and if you have a 401k or other retirement plan you may think you’re in great shape financially.” She points out, “On the other hand, if you’re not in the greatest of health and have not had a financial assessment, how can I say this? You simply cannot schedule one fast enough!”
“No one knows what the future holds,” Collier writes. She goes on to add, “Not a single person can anticipate a fall that might change their health status. No one can anticipate whether they will suddenly be diagnosed with dementia or early on-set Alzheimer’s. We simply have no idea how the future of our health will unfold.” She states, “Of course, most people do their best to stay as healthy and vibrant as possible. But, because we cannot see the future, we must do our best to be prepared for the worst possible scenario. The beauty of this is that many people are not faced with the worst possible scenario.”
Referencing the Boy Scout’s motto, Collier writes, “Back in 1910, Lord Baden-Powell wrote in the original Boy Scout Manual, Be Prepared. Since then it has been the scout motto. This motto can serve everyone throughout life.” According to Collier, “Being prepared means you are always in a state of readiness in mind and body to “do your duty.” Every parent’s duty is to make certain they are not placing a burden on loved ones through lack of planning for end of life healthcare needs.”
Collier states, “When you are healthy it’s difficult to think about needing long-term care. However,” she adds, “in reality, one in every two people (50%) will need long-term care assistance. This is when a financial assessment can help you understand exactly what long-term care can include and can educate you about the traditional ways people pay for long-term care along with some new options.”
The entire article can be read at https://www.elderlawgeorgia.com/blog/right-now-is-the-best-time-for-a-financial-assessment/
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.
About Victoria Collier
Victoria L. Collier, CELA founded The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm to serve the legal needs of retiring individuals. Victoria is also Co-Founder of Red Feather Financial. 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. We also believe that privacy and protection are the keys to personal peace.
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 (CELA) 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.