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Yes, it's true. Most elder care lawyers are in the business of charging fees to set up wills, power of attorneys, living trusts and such. They may sound nice and lend a comforting ear, but they are not much help when one gets into a tough family battle over a person with Alzheimer's and their needs and assets.
Keep in mind that an attorney that does contracts is different than one that does probate from one that litigates. With something as dynamic and ambiguous as Alzheimer's, it's very tough to have anything solid done legally. If another person wants to contest something, they can. While this isn't a great tip, I hope it steadies some who may have tough legal challenges ahead.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|