When you hire any attorney, you want to be sure you’re getting someone with enough experience to do the job right and well, but you also have to think about what exactly you need and want from an attorney. Particularly when it comes to elder law, it’s imperative that you have a lawyer you can trust to look out for the best interest of you or your elderly relatives. Lesa Koski is an experienced elder law attorney for Afton, Lake Elmo, Lakeland, Maplewood, North St. Paul and Oakdale, MN residents, and she can help you work through a number of elder law services, including planning and after-death legal affairs. She tackles tricky topics like medical assistance planning, powers of attorney, guardianship, health care directives, and conservatorship.
Medical Assistance Planning
As we get older, we don’t necessarily like to think about what’s next, but it’s important to make sure we have a plan for the future – if only so that our younger relatives have some idea of how to proceed when our age begins to cause issues to our health. Medical assistance planning can be a difficult subject to talk about for many, especially when the decisions have to be made on behalf of a relative. Lesa Koski can help make sure that when you start planning for medical assistance, you can get through the process quickly and thoroughly so that you don’t miss any important details along the way.
Conservatorship is a fancy word for being a guardian of an elderly relative’s financial or personal affairs. Conservatorship comes into play when you or an elderly relative are mentally or physically incapable of making decisions about finances and daily affairs. By appointing someone as conservator, they can take care of these things as issues arise.
Health Care Directives
It’s important as we age to make sure we’re prepared for anything – even being unable to make decisions about our health. By creating a health care directive plan, you can decide in advance what decisions should be made about your health in specific instances. That way, the burden of decision-making won’t be left to someone else.
Powers of Attorney Planning
Deciding powers of attorney before you or your relative are incapable of doing so is an important part of planning for the future. A power of attorney is able to make legal decisions on another’s behalf, including those related to finances, life insurance, legal claims, business interests, and more.
If you or your relative become incapable of self-care, it will be necessary to appoint a guardian to take care of your physical and financial interests. This can include making sure you or your relatives have the necessary care available and that decisions can be made for those who are physically or mentally incapable of making them.
For an Afton, Lake Elmo, Lakeland, Maplewood, North St. Paul or Oakdale, Minnesota elder law attorney you can trust to help make your future simpler, call Lesa Koski today at (651) 214-5057, or email her at email@example.com.