Or are you a healthy, vigorous senior who’s ready to have peace of mind about retirement?
Either way, you need a comprehensive estate plan designed around your unique needs to protect you when push comes to shove!
I’ve seen the struggles you’re going through.
I’ve seen so often that without professional help, it’s the easiest thing in the world to lose most of what you’ve worked so hard for.
I often meet with families who’ve been struggling for years without help, rapidly depleting their life savings.
She’s a wife whose husband has just gotten a diagnosis, and they’re scared there won’t be enough for her to live on – or even that she’ll lose her home.
They’re the parents of an adult child with a disability, and they want to make sure their child gets tender, loving care when they’re gone.
He’s the father of three who wants to be sure his assets will go first to his wife, then to his children after he’s gone… not to the person his beloved wife remarries.
But there is good news! The law allows us to solve many of these problems, and provides protections for those who know where to look. You may be able to save more of your assets than you think!
I’m Elder Law attorney Jimmy D. Long, Jr. In law school, I clerked at a big firm in a skyscraper downtown, and I learned one important thing – I didn’t want to represent corporations, I wanted to represent real people!
I’ve been working in Elder Law a long time, and that’s because I like it. I can remember when my grandmother had a stroke and my mother was caring for both her parents until they were well enough to go home, and I wanted to help others in similar situations. I see how fragile life can be, and want to help you prepare for any situation.
Most often, seniors and their families will come to visit me because of a significant life change. I’m here to be a trusted guide during that time of change, helping to navigate the waters of:
- Ensuring your estate isn’t wasted by healthcare costs, your spouse remarrying, or your kids’ frivolous spending after you pass
- An unexpected diagnosis
- Divorce or marriage – whether it’s yours or your kids’
- A need for nursing home care – and a way to pay for it
- The death of a family member
- Children reaching the age of independence
Not only will these occurrences change your immediate circumstances, but they can severely alter your plans for your legal and financial future as an aging adult. Life tends to throw the unexpected at us!
The good news is: my proven, ethical approach to Elder Care Planning is designed to meet your needs – even as they change.
Maybe you’re a healthy, vigorous senior looking to put a quality estate plan in order and get your ducks in a row. You might even have a will or a trust, but things have changed and they need to be updated. Your kids have grown, marriages and remarriages may have taken place, or maybe it’s simply been a few years and the laws have changed.
The important thing is – you must be sure that the documents you have in place will protect your family when they need it.
Even in the best of cases, it’s important that you plan for the ones you love. Without additional protections, the money you leave to your beneficiaries goes straight into their checking accounts. What happens then – in almost every case – is that your money is frittered away within a matter of months!
Too often, I see a family who wants to provide for a child who will never be able to handle money (either because of vulnerability, disability, or addiction), and they don’t know how to do that. I have good news! You can provide for a vulnerable loved one without your estate being lost… simply ask about a Love and Protection Trust to provide your beloved child or grandchild with the things they need – even after you’re gone.
Or maybe you’re having a time of crisis as you try to pay for long term care. The truth is, while you may have been told by a well-meaning social worker that there’s nothing you can do, there is often something that can be done to save some of your hard-earned money.
That’s where I come in. I’m Estate Planning and Elder Law attorney Jimmy D. Long, Jr. I love to help families like yours to get the best possible outcome for your unique situation.
You may have a loved one with a chronic diagnosis, such as:
- Alzheimer’s & Memory Problems
- Mobility Issues
- Or a host of others…
If you’re feeling uncertain in these trying times, I’m here to provide support, a sense of calm, and peace of mind – all while putting the proper protections in place so that you can rest easy.
The truth is, it’s never easy to talk about matters of finances, life, and death.
Being faced with senior care-related decisions can often lead to emotional and messy confrontations when it comes to family.
The typical attorney is not used to dealing with your personal issues and inhibitions. Having been a trusted guide to hundreds of Louisiana families, I’ll help you navigate the red tape of exploring what benefits may be available to you. In addition, I work with families every day to help resolve issues as family conflict arises, so you can cope with the tough decisions that need to be made.
It is my goal to provide you with the peace of mind that comes with knowing your wishes and needs will be met – not only after you pass, but during your lifetime.
My practice excels at guiding families, business owners, and seniors through the often-confusing maze of financial and legal decisions involved in all aspects of the elder care spectrum. I’m here to help, whether you’re getting ready for retirement or have more pressing care needs for the frail and elderly.
This will help secure the well-being of you and your cherished family, and the help you accomplish your legacy goals.
So, if you’re finding it difficult to cope, and you don’t know where to start with your planning, then today is the time to call my office.
Pick up the phone now to schedule your initial consultation at (800) 810-3100.
Don’t get caught without a plan, without a dime, and without alternatives. The best time to protect yourself is while you still have options!
Jimmy D. Long, Jr.
Attorney at Law