Estate & Asset Protection Attorney, Victoria Collier lets readers know that important life lessons can come from some of the most unexpected places as she tells about the most important lesson she learned during her ride-along with an Atlanta cop that is relevant to her practice and that she shares with her clients.
DECATUR, GA, November 7, 2019: Victoria L. Collier, founder of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new article on her law firm’s website entitled “Lessons From A Cop Ride-Along On A Night Beat,” in which Ms. Collier relates how and why she came to be on a ride along with an Atlanta cop.
“Okay,” writes Collier, “I bet you’re wondering what an estate and asset protection attorney could learn from riding along with a cop on his night beat in one of the less desirable neighborhoods in Atlanta. You may also be wondering why and how I came to be riding along with a cop.”
Collier says, “Here’s how that happened.” She goes on to explain, “I am a member of Leadership Atlanta. My desire is to know more about Atlanta in order to be able to contribute better to the community. As a member of Leadership Atlanta I was given the opportunity to select an activity that would help me better understand our area.” She elaborates further, “I used to want to be a cop and thought I would gain greater insight into how I might better serve doing a ride-along with a beat cop in a part of the city where I do not spend time. I had no idea that I would learn things that would apply to my practice. And what a surprise it always is to garner lessons in such an unexpected way.”
Collier points out, “One of the most painful lessons that were reinforced on this ride-along is that many adult children can be very dangerous and disrespectful to their aging parents.” She adds, “I work with families all the time and see a variety of family dynamics that range from harmony to unhealthy discord.” According to Collier, “This ride-along showed me levels of discord I’d never before witnessed.”
“This made me realize that the thing that rarely changes between children and their parents is perception of roles,” Collier writes. She adds, “For instance, most children maintain the perception that their parents are the same as when the children were 10-years old. And parents always perceive their children as children who are generally hard-pressed to handle their own lives and affairs.”
The entire article can be read at https://www.elderlawgeorgia.com/articles/lessons-from-a-cop-ride-along-on-a-night-beat/
About Victoria Collier
Victoria L. Collier, CELA founded The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm 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.