Estate & Asset Protection Attorney, Victoria talks about the attention infants get when they arrive and how aging parents are often dismissed as they come to the end of their lives.
DECATUR, GA, January 23, 2019: Victoria L. Collier, founder of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new article on her law firm’s website entitled “The Gift Of A Lifetime.” Ms. Collier basically encourages readers to pay more attention and spend more time together with elderly and aging parents.
Collier states, “One of life’s greatest gifts is one you can’t see.” She continues adding, “You can’t touch it, but it can touch you. You certainly cannot hold onto it. You can’t stop it. Nor can you start it. It will last forever even though you won’t.” Collier points out, “This is the gift of time. And the very idea of time seems like a paradox.”
According to Collier, “We often don’t appreciate the gift of time that we have to spend with our families and loved ones. I think that’s because life progresses so seamlessly and so often without too much focus on the effects of time.” “For instance,” says Collier, “when we come into the world as infants, we typically come into a family or at the very least, into the 24/7 care of an adult figure. We spend every moment with adults who can observe our behaviors and actions. If something doesn’t seem quite right the adult will take notice and take care of the child.”
“As soon as they are able to express themselves,” Collier writes, “children want to be taller, older and more independent. They want time to move faster so they can do the things they see older children and adults doing.” She adds, “Before you know it, the children are grown up and more independent. Eventually, children move out and into their own lives.”
Collier says that the drifting apart is the time that, “Parents suddenly become more keenly aware of the aging process as they watch their children move away from them into their own busy lives.” “The effects of time,” she says, “become more visible on the body and the behavior of parents, when the kids are not there to observe the changes.”
The entire article can be read at https://www.elderlawgeorgia.com/the-gift-of-a-lifetime/
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.