As we age, or as we watch parents or loved ones age, many legal, medical and emotional issues surface for the very first time. It is impossible to prepare for the type of support that we will need to appropriately provide for ourselves and/or loved ones as we age. Lesa Koski is an attorney based in the Stillwater, Minnesota area, who specializes in providing elder law services to those in the Stillwater community. Lesa has committed her life to helping people with issues of a legal nature, particularly with issues affecting the elderly members of our communities who may have limited resources and occasionally diminished ability to serve as their own best advocates.
Comprehensive Elder Law Services Minnesota
Below are some of the more common elder law services offered by Lesa Koski:
Power of Attorney: When an individual reaches a point of no longer being able to make decisions for themselves or for their estates, it becomes necessary to move that decision making power over to another person who will hold power of attorney for the individual. Lesa Koski is qualified to draw up new power of attorney paperwork to ensure that the elderly individual’s interests are prioritized.
- Guardianships: When an elderly person is no longer able to be responsible for their own safety and well-being, it may be necessary to issue a writ of guardianship to a trusted family member or friend.
- Medical Assistance Planning: Health concerns often become more immediate and pressing as a person grows older. It is therefore important to plan ahead for possible medical interventions.
- Health Care Directives: Of all the rights we possess as human beings, arguably the most basic is the control we possess over how we will be treated when our health problems prevent us from being able to participate in decision making. It is therefore necessary to make our wishes known before health issues prevent us from doing so.
- Conservatorships: This is a legal concept by which a guardian or a protector is appointed by a judge to manage the financial affairs and/or daily life of another due to physical or mental limitations, or old age. Lesa Koski can help create a conservatorship that provides clarity about how to manage the estate of an individual who is no longer able to do so.
Estate Planning: What happens to an elderly person’s belongings—including personal possessions, financial holdings, and other aspects of ownership after their death can create confusion and conflict when not properly planned for. Estate Planning helps determine what will happen to the possessions of an elderly person later in life and after.
Partner With Lesa Koski To Help Plan For The Future
Lesa offers compassionate, competent legal support for those facing issues related to elder law. If you or a loved one would like to sit down with Lesa to discuss one or more of these issues, call her directly at 651-214-5057 to schedule an appointment for a free 30 minute consultation.