Estate & Asset Protection Attorney, Victoria Collier recognizes that some parents actually attain super hero status in the eyes of their children and that when they lose their super powers the adult children who care for them must learn how to allow them to complete their elder journey with dignity and respect.
DECATUR, GA, February 7, 2019: Victoria L. Collier, founder of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new blog on her law firm’s website entitled “Even Super Hero Parents Age And Face Decline,” in which Ms. Collier how tricky it can be for adult children to come off as super heroic caregivers.
“Let’s face it,” writes Collier, “at one time or another most kids consider their parents to be gods or, at the very least, super heroes.” She continues, “Whether you came into a home with two parents or one, they were always there for you holding you, feeding you, bathing you. As you grew it seemed as if they knew everything.”
Collier states, “Despite how your life with your parents may have evolved, you can be certain that your parents did their best to keep you safe. Every parent does as you will acknowledge if you are a parent now!” She emphasizes, “Parents always do the best they can whether kids realize it or not.”
Collier goes on to pose, “But what if your parents really were super beings?” She adds, “What if they started and grew a successful business or corporation? What if they provided a livelihood for multiple employees? And, what if suddenly they lost the ability to continue making important day-to-day decisions?” And finally, she asks, “What if you had to help them negotiate their way through mental and/or physical decline?”
The entire blog can be read at https://www.elderlawgeorgia.com/even-superhero-parents-age-and-face-decline/
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.