Attorneys for Families with Alzheimers Dementia | Los Angeles Attorney | Sirkin Law Group Wills Trusts Estates | 818.340.4479 | Glendale Pasadena Woodland Hills| Conservatorship
When preparing families with Alzheimer's Dementia, we focus on implementing goals and small steps to protect the person with dementia. Our attorney in Pasadena and Glendale has over 22 years of experience putting a protective plan together for families like yours. Attorneys at Sirkin Law Group have a philosophy of preventative legal care. We do not just manage alzheimer's dementia, we legally prepare for it.
How do you prepare for a person with dementia or alzheimer's disease?
1. Ask whether any of your parents or other family members have had dementia, Alzheimers or Parkinson's disease ?
2. Unfocus from the disease itself and focus on small goals.
3. If any member of your family has had dementia, Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease, then you must put in place a series of legal documents to protect yourself and your family.
4. The legal documents we recommend to our clients with a family history of dementia is as follows:
A. A Living Trust
B. A Will
C. Durable Power of Attorney for Asset Management.
D. Advanced Health care Directive OR a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and Hipaa authorizations.
E. A complete inventory of assets updated yearly.
F. A legal transfer document allowing transfers of appropriate assets to the trust.
If you have a family member who has already been diagnosed with dementia, it is not too late to put together protective documents, if a physician can certify the capacity of the person with dementia.
Even when a person loses mental capacity, it is still not too late, even if no legal documents are in already in place, because we can still prepare for dementia, with a Conservatorship proceeding, with a substituted judgment petition and a court order. Yes, we can even prepare wills and trusts after capacity is lost, with a court order.
Mina Sirkin is a dementia attorney, Certified Specialist Attorney in Probate, Estate Planning, and Trust Law in California helping families in Glendale and Pasadena Ca. With over 22 years of experience, we can advise you on how to legally prepare for dementia step-by-step. Los Angeles Conservatorship Attorney and to Dementia & Elder Law Attorneys Los Angeles. Call us at 818.340.4479 0r 800.300.9977 in Los Angeles and Glendale.