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LEGAL ISSUES SENIORS ENCOUNTER As you age issues with the law do not go away. The majority of seniors find themselves faced with a distinctive set of legal situations as they grow older. Some of these can seriously impact their retirement and create a nightmare of stress and paperwork. Most of these issues can be solved with the help of elder law attorneys. Elder law focuses on the needs of seniors and the issues they encounter. This part of the law mainly addresses three general concerns: Estate Planning and administration The effect of health issues on the supervision of personal affairs Long-term care issues including preparation for the compensation of the costs of assisted living

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Social Security Insurance Issues Claims for social security benefits should be easy for seniors one for which they have paid for their whole working lives. However the combined force of irresponsible government spending population increase and busts improved lifespan and the usual administrative chaos built into the government structures have made claiming for social security benefits a major challenge. A disagreement over entitlement or lost checks may even require the help of an attorney to solve. From ensuring that you are properly recompensed to dealing with social security insurance issues associated with a departed spouse the majority of elders find dealing with SSI is one the most challenging parts of their aging.

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Real Estate Issues After a life of owning a home it is only natural that many elderly people might be looking to sell out or move to a more suitable location. Whether the move is to move to smaller place or a downgrade or a real attempt to build a dream home there are numerous legal issues that they may encounter when cashing out real assets. They will be faced with issues such as dealing with liens and boundary disputes working with zoning boards and homeowners’ associations. These issues may not come up until it is time to sell the property

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POWERS OF ATTORNEY As people age many find it imperative to have a power of attorney in place so that their wishes are followed. A well-written power of attorney makes sure that senior’s properties are safeguarded in the event of dementia commencement. Whether for financial or medical matters it is important that seniors have a well-crafteddocument in place and assign the right person to hold that power. This is a critical issue and comes with a timeframe thus the need to have done as quickly as possible.

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WILLS AND TRUSTS Estate planning is something that most seniors often worry about. They will start by ensuring that they create a good will and make sure that the money will be in place for future generations. This is perhaps one area of law that most seniors make use of. Irrespective of your age you should consider estate planning to be obligatory. Failure to plan will not only upsurge the amount of validation taxes but may burden your beneficiaries with unwanted stress and lead to property clash that may drive a lasting wedge in their family relationships. You don’t want to do that to your loved ones.

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FAMILY LAW ISSUES Seniors can encounter issues with family law in many different ways. Some may be faced with divorce issues while others may consider adoption as they age. In a time where grandparents are raising children some of themmight have to work through child custody disputes even after they have retired. This will also include issues of child support. Family law issues do not simply stop because you are aging in fact they become even more involved.

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OTHER ISSUES Apart from the above mentioned issues there are other issues as well that seniors encounter that require the help of elder law attorneys.  Guardianship Issues  Conservatorship Issues  Commitment Issues  Health Care Issues

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Guardianship Conservatorship and Commitment Issues In case your health declines to an extent were you cannot control your own legal financial or business affairs you will want to have a plan in place to assign that responsibility to someone else. Your preferred home care agency that could be in Brooklyn NY who may have an elder law attorney can assist you put measures in place that will take care of these concerns. In this case you can think of a conservatorship or guardianship that will immediately take into effect when particular conditions are fulfilled. For instance if a doctor affirms that you are incapable of managing your own affairs.

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HEALTH CARE ISSUES As the population ages and as medicine allows for a longer lifespan more and more people need end-of-life medical and living assistance. The costs of nursing homes or assisted living can be large and if there is lack of proper planning the empire you worked so hard to establish may end up in the hands of the long term care center instead of your family. With the help of an elder law attorney you can define the extent to which government systems such as Medicaid Medicare and Social Security and help cover the cost of care.

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CONCLUSION For most people retirement is the time they hope to be the most abundant season of their lives. To make this happen however there is need for deliberate planning to maximize retirement savings and reduce legal hassles. The first step is to recognize the challenges that you may face and how to prepare for and respond to them.

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