SouthCoast Massachusetts Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney, Andrew Garcia, helps you save the things you’ve worked so hard for in life and helps you protect your loved ones after you’re gone. Seniors who are worried about long-term nursing home care. Families in second (or third) marriages. Couples in their late-30s or 40s. Cohabiting and same sex couples. This website is for you. Here you’ll find information that will answer the many questions you have about your legal rights.
WORRIED ABOUT LOSING YOUR LIFE SAVINGS TO A NURSING HOME?
Statistics tell us that as we age, there’s a good chance that we’ll need skilled nursing care at some point in our lives. Nursing home care is incredibly expensive and can quickly deplete the life savings of a senior couple. There are only a few ways to pay for nursing home care, but most seniors who have failed to plan in advance end up paying out-of-pocket for their long-term care. As you use your own personal resources (bank accounts, retirement funds and the sale of vacation or second homes), eventually your life savings will run out and you may be able to qualify for Medicaid – the government program that helps with medical costs for people with minimal resources.
Here at our SouthCoast estate planning center, we can help you create a legal plan that will help you protect your life savings while ensuring that you can prepare for long-term care needs.
ESTATE PLANNING FOR SECOND MARRIAGES
If your in a second, third or even fourth marriage, you may be wondering how to protect the inheritance of your kids from your first marriage if you died. You might be wondering whether your step-kids are going to take your property away from you if you develop Alzheimer’s or some other debilitating condition. Estate Planning for a second marriage? We’ve got you covered.
LIVING TOGETHER? THIS SITE IS FOR YOU.
If you are living together in a committed relationship, whether as a hetero or same-sex couple, you’re probably wondering what’s going to happen to the property you’ve shared if you break up. Maybe you’re wondering what rights you have if your partner suddenly dies. Perhaps one of you gets very sick, will your healthy partner be able to make medical decisions for the sick one? There are so many legal challenges that cohabiting couples face (many of which they don’t know about) and we have information about them here.
AT THE LIVING TOGETHER LAW CENTER WE “GET IT.”
Attorney Andrew Garcia is the Phillips & Garcia Law lawyer who’s committed to Estate and Elder Law planning. Andrew is in his second marriage and living in a blended family. But, before he and his current wife were married they lived together for 8 years in a strongly committed and loving relationship. He and his wife are also dedicated to their aging parents and some of the challenges they face. Because of these life-experiences he “gets” the issues and understands the fears that families who are caring for parents and who are in second relationships have felt. He knows the “hot topics” that exist for cohabiting couples and those in second marriages. He’s studied the law in Massachusetts and knows the legal challenges that we all face.
The point is that this site was built with you in mind. You’re searching for information and we’re giving it to you.
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