Rarely does a person plan to become disabled. Although everyone realizes that life will end someday, few of us consider the possibility that we will spend a significant portion of our lives unable to fully care for ourselves. Very often, life gets in the way and bad things happen to ordinary people. Disability doesn't just happen to the elderly or those who pursue risky and dangerous hobbies. Motor vehicle accidents, work-related injuries, and otherwise common illnesses render many individuals disabled or 'incapacitated' every year. If you think you may face incapacitation you should address planning for this possibility with an elder law attorney.

Incapacity planning must be a part of every comprehensive estate plan. Proper planning will allow you to legally designate individuals who can make decisions for your care and empower them to manage your property if you are unable to do so for yourself. As a part of estate planning, there will be sophisticated legal documents involved, but dedicated and experienced legal counsel will help you understand your options and prepare a plan that is tailored to your needs.

Keep in mind that a revocable living trust does not protect your assets from creditors, including Medicaid and other long term care creditors.  Special planning to address such protection is required if disability planning is a concern of priority.  The Corley Law Firm is dedicated to addressing client's disability planning needs.  Jayne Corley has spent many years focused on the planning issues associated with Medicaid Planning, long-term care insurance, and Veterans Benefits.  Jayne is a graduate of the Medicaid Practice Program, is a member of NAELA and is a VA Accredited Attorney.
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