By Terry Abrams Berger, Esq.
Abrams Berger, P.A.
Without these documents, a guardianship will
likely be required. In addition to being costly,
guardianships enable the judges – not the family
members – to make critical decisions. In addition,
guardianship courts hesitate to “gift away” a Ward’s
assets for medical planning.
Families should work with trusted legal experts
with experience handling elder law issues. Obtaining
the right legal documents can eliminate the stress
of caring for aging loved ones and give families a
priceless asset: peace of mind.
Additional Public Sources for Information:
Elder Care Locator: www.eldercare.gov
Elder Law Answers: www.elderlawanswers.com
Terry Abrams Berger is
an attorney who practices elder law with the
Florida-based firm of Abrams Berger, PA. She is
dedicated to serving the needs of the elderly and
their families nationwide. Abrams Berger provides
guidance and counseling in the areas of estate
planning and guardianship, life care planning,
estate and trust administration, Medicaid planning
and qualification, asset protection and probate. For
more information, call 1 (866) 930-0900 or visit www.abramsberger.com.