You could never fit the dreams, goals, and desires of your family into a one-size-fits-all box. Nor can you fully anticipate the unique challenges, changes, and loss you and your loved ones may face ahead.
As impossible as it is to predict your future and generalize your dreams, that’s how equally impossible it would be to protect your family with a one-size-fits-all estate and long-term care plan.
What works for you may not work for the family down the street, and vice versa. Your family dynamics are different, your health situation is unique, your finances are different, your wishes are different, and what brings you “peace of mind” is different.
That’s why when choosing a firm to help you craft an estate or long-term care plan, it’s important to select one as unique as your family that will help you design a personalized plan to take care of your every want and need.
Most online will and trust services (…and even lawyers!) will simply plug your name into a standardized will or trust document and hit “print.” These documents rarely take into account any of the circumstances mentioned above. It’s a simple “search and replace” job.
But, what happens in the future if you can no longer care for yourself, or you decide to do something different with your life (like become a snowbird and live in multiple states), or you get sick or need to start moving assets around to fund your care? Will those documents protect you? Likely not, as the “one-size-fits-all” language will cause your documents to be out of date and irrelevant to your situation.
When you work with our Santa Barbara estate and elder law firm, you are not just paying for a set of documents, but a relationship with an attorney who will guide you through all of life’s transitions:
We ensure that the investment in your planning is a solid one, and the documents created on your behalf will support you now as well as in the future.
If you are still comparing long-term care planning services, we invite print out the following “10 Questions to Ask an Elder Law Attorney” below to take with you to your appointments when choosing a law firm that is fully equipped to meet the needs of your family. The 10 questions to ask are as follows:
We are ready to answer these questions and educate you on the ways that Anacapa Law can help your family create an estate and elder care plan that meets your needs both now and in the future. If you’d like to schedule a consultation at our Santa Barbara office, simply call (805) 946-1550.