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Protect your assets and your health as you age with support from an Elder Care Law Attorney in Dallas, TX

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As you age, you’ll inevitably become more vulnerable socially, physically, and financially. As a senior, there is a risk that you could fall victim to abuse from scammers, relatives or caregivers who want to take advantage of you . According to justice.com statistics “At least 10% of adults age 65 and older will experience some form of elder abuse in a given year, with some older adults simultaneously experiencing more than one type of abuse.” If you live in the Dallas, Texas area, the right elder care attorney can help you protect yourself or a loved one as you deal with the legal concerns of an aging adult. Taking the right steps now may help you protect yourself against being subjected to physical, financial, or emotional abuse during your time of need. Elder care law attorney in dallas tx

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Planning for Incapacity and Long-Term Care

As you age, it’s more important than ever to put plans into place to help protect you in the case of incapacity or the need for long-term care. Estate planning, guardianships, wills, trusts, and powers of attorney can all help you have peace of mind while you age.

Each of these legal documents offers different protections, which is why having a multifaceted estate plan is so essential.

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Estate Planning

Our team at Krupa Downs will go over how you want to distribute your assets, help you protect your assets against creditors and others who may try to take advantage of you. Wills, trusts, guardianships, and powers of attorney go into your estate plan to protect you in the future.

Wills

Wills

Texas law will dictate how your property is distributed to your heirs and beneficiaries if you pass away without a will. With a will, you get to choose to leave your property to anyone you select. You can also set up guardianships for your minor children or establish a trust within your will.

Trusts

Trusts

Trusts are relationships in which trustees hold property for beneficiaries. The third-party holds the assets you place in a trust until it’s time to transfer them to the appropriate beneficiary. When you place assets into a trust, you take them out of your name and estate. This makes it easier to protect the property from creditors and undue influence.

Guardianships

Guardianships

Guardianships are there to protect the vulnerable. Suppose you have a loved one who is incapacitated or struggling to care for themselves or their finances. In that case, you may seek a guardianship to obtain the legal authority to make decisions on their behalf. Guardianships are available for adults and children, and guardians are only appointed when a person is truly incapacitated or a risk to themselves.

Medical Power of Attorney

Your medical power of attorney is an important document that dictates who can make medical decisions for you if you’re incapacitated due to illnesses or injuries. You may include a directive to physicians (a living will) with this to provide guidance on the medical decisions you’d like to make if certain situations arise, such as your preference for end-of-life care.

Durable Power of Attorney

A durable power of attorney is a written legal document that allows you to appoint an agent to take care of your property and financial matters if you are incapacitated. Doing this will enable you to select someone you trust rather than having a court appoint a legal guardian to manage the estate at a later time.

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Areas we Serve

  • Plano TX
  • Frisco TX
  • Allen TX
  • Dallas TX
  • Denton TX
  • Melissa TX
  • McKinney TX
  • Carrollton TX
  • Prosper TX
  • Richardson TX
  • Wiley TX
  • Sachse TX

Learn More about Elder Law with Krupa Downs Law, PLLC

With estate planning and elder care law, there are many ways to protect yourself or a loved one. Whether you need to create a guardianship, will trust or other plans for the future, getting to know the legal options now is an excellent idea.