Connors & Sullivan attorneys at law, pllc
Tell Us About Your Estate Planning Needs:
718-414-6209

Planning is even more important if you have no family

A woman who celebrated turning 100 had this to say when asked how she felt about the achievement. "It's nothing to strive for." Not everyone feels that way, of course, but many do. And one of the certainties of the world today is that many of us are living longer. What is less certain is that our faculties and our ability to care for ourselves will remain unchanged as we age.

Those of the baby boom generation who have cared for aging parents in their final days know this well. If they have children, they may feel confident that they have the support system around them that will see to their needs. But what about those boomers who are looking at being "elder orphans." The outlook does not have to be bleak, but optimizing resources to cover possibilities requires solid estate planning. And now is the time to do it.

Perhaps the most significant issues we all face as we age is where will we live, and how will we pay for it. In answer to the first, many who have led single lives are proving inventive as they gracefully age. Like the characters in the old TV show "The Golden Girls," many are finding friends or like-minded other singles to share accommodations. Others are finding security in various forms of intentional community, such as senior living facilities.

Covering the cost of living can be a bigger challenge because it's impossible to know exactly what those costs might be and when. Living in your own home might be predictable, but what if you need long-term nursing care?

Considering the uncertainties, most experts stress the importance of lone seniors employing available legal tools and documents to ensure that assets are identified and all possible agents are directed as to how to handle them on your behalf. And the way to do that is by laying out plans now with an experienced elder law attorney's help.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Your Trusted Guides For Every Stage Of Life And Every Step
Of The Estate Planning Process
EMAIL US FOR A RESPONSE

Set Up Your Free Initial Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Connors & Sullivan attorneys at law, pllc

Visit us at one of our 5 locations.

Brooklyn Office
7408 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209

Phone: 718-414-6209
Fax: 718-238-2616
Brooklyn map

Bayside Office
200-20 Northern Boulevard
Bayside, NY 11361

Phone: 718-414-6209
Bayside map

Middle Village Office
79-43 Metropolitan Avenue
Middle Village, NY 11379

Phone: 718-414-6209
middle village map

Staten Island Office
1250 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10305

Phone: 718-414-6209
staten island map

Manhattan Office
110 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

Phone: 718-414-6209
Map & Directions