Elder Law

ELDER LAW LAWYERS

The elder law attorneys at Miller Trial Law can help you with your elder law needs. Our elder law lawyers are here to be your advocate and help you with various end of life planning needs. Now, more than ever, many elderly individuals and their loved ones are turning to elder law attorneys to check their wills, make out their wills, work out estate planning options, make health care planning options, and putting together a living will. It is never too soon to begin estate planning, and while estate planning often falls under the umbrella of “elder law” Miller Trial Law works with younger people who are interested in making estate plans now so that they can have peace of mind later and going forward. Here are some ways the elder attorneys at Miller Trial Law can help you.

WILLS AND ESTATE PLANNING

Miller Trial Law can assist you with your will and other estate planning needs. If you don’t have a will, Miller Trial Law can help you write your will, or review your current will to make sure it is up to date. Getting your will right is important. While some people might be tempted to use will templates from the internet, a template can’t always address specific needs you may have. Furthermore, properly having your will signed and witnessed is incredibly important. Miller Trial Law is an elder law firm that can assist you with the writing and review of your will.

What are some things you’ll need to keep in mind when writing your will? Here are a few things to consider:

  • Decide whether you want to hire an elder lawyer to help you. While some individuals with very simple financial situations may be able to use templates, there are risks to doing so. Making a small mistake can lead to issues during probate. Furthermore, if you have important assets or significant assets, an elder lawyer may be able to help you the various options for estate planning available to you. A will may be just the beginning of what you may need.
  • Choose and name beneficiaries.
  • Choose an executor—a responsible person who will handle probate and managing your final affairs. Some individuals choose a professional to handle this.
  • Document your major assets and important heirloom family assets.
  • Decide which family member will get what asset.
  • If you have a pet, include provisions for your pets. Because pets are considered property, you may need to include provisions to ensure that your pets are cared for as you wish.
  • Properly sign the will with witnesses. Properly signing the will is important, or the will could be later disputed.

LIVING WILLS AND ADVANCE DIRECTIVES IN MIAMI, FLORIDA

Do your loved ones know what your wishes are should you become too sick to make decisions for yourself? Do they know how to handle your financial affairs? Do they know whether you would want heroic life-saving measures taken, or would prefer that these measures not be taken? More individuals than ever are asking these questions. One way that you can ensure that doctors and loved ones honor your wishes regarding medical care and regarding how you want your financial affairs handled is to have a living will and advanced directive in place. For example, a durable power of attorney can grant a trusted family member, loved one, or other individual powers to handle your financial affairs should you become too sick to handle them yourself. The elder law attorney at Miller Trial Law in Miami, Florida may be able to help you if you need assistance with your living will and advanced directive in Miami, Florida.

PROBATE IN MIAMI, FLORIDA

f your loved one passed away, probate is the process by which a will is validated, debts and other obligations are paid, property is appraised, and then distributed to inheritors in accordance of the will. If a loved one has passed away, please accept our deepest condolences. You and your family may be overwhelmed in making final arrangements and grieving. Learning that you’ll also have to navigate the court system to have your loved one’s will be validated can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, you don’t have to navigate the probate process alone. Miller Trial Law in Miami, Florida is a probate law firm that may be able to assist you with navigating the process. Our firm can help you navigate the legal process of probate, so that you and your family can focus on what matters. Contact Miller Trial Law in Miami, Florida today to learn more about how we can help.