I’ve noticed a great deal of anxiety about people who have put off getting essential documents in place: Durable powers of attorney, medical surrogate, living wills, regular wills and trusts. This includes not only POAs and medical care decision making, but also planning ahead for advice to protect hard-earned assets and inheritances.
Most of our friends, colleagues and clients think of us as student loan and bankruptcy/debt relief attorneys. Ironically, we were in the process of opening a new practice area for Elder Care. Before this crisis, we’d hired a new elder care attorney with 27 years legal experience. Ha Dao just started with us on Monday. The timing of this is both good and bad. Bad in that I’m guessing our student loan work will significantly drop off unless people are now sitting around home growing more concerned about this debt and how to get rid of it. Good in that we now have the ability to do estate planning and elder care.
The first things we were going to do is get our website re-vamped to include tons of elder care resources, but now I’m thinking with this urgent need, to offer the following for our friends, colleagues and clients starting immediately: