As we grow older, the demands of life take a toll on our bodies and our abilities to be resilient in times of stress. It’s during these times that we often focus more on others or things that we are worried about, and our self-care, which brings peace and happiness to our lives, gets put on the back burner.
Self-care isn’t just about manicures, spa days or relaxation techniques. Self-care also includes thinking about our future, our loved ones, and the important decisions we will face as we age, like where we will live, who will care for us, and what will happen to us as we near the end of our lives on earth.
Lack of self-care not only leads to poor health. It can also lead to unfortunate and unwanted outcomes if something happens to you that prevents you from making important decisions about your health, your assets, and your personal care. To age with grace means you and your loved one cared enough to seek the legal assistance needed to create a plan that addresses those unfortunate and unwanted outcomes.
DiFranza Law is committed to helping our older and disabled adult clients and their families age gracefully. With a core focus on Elder Law, we work closely with our clients to help their family prepare for the future. Elder Law is defined as any legal issue involving health and personal care planning for the senior population and their caregivers.
Attorneys who practice Elder Law are very different from other attorneys. Rather than focusing on the type of legal problems you are having; we focus on the person we are helping. We help families maximize the independence and quality of life of older and disabled persons.
Here are some of the key areas where DiFranza Law helps Seniors and Disabled Adults age gracefully:
- Discussing and drafting wills and estate plans, including plans for adults with special needs, probate, and creating durable powers of attorney;
- Assisting with Guardianship, a court proceeding where a guardian is selected to handle the legal rights of an incapable or incapacitated person;
- Assisting with Guardian Advocacy, a court proceeding under the Florida Statutes that gives family members, caregivers, or friends of a person with a developmental disability the legal authority to act on their behalf;
- Assisting with Probate and the numerous details that require your attention when a loved one passes away;
- Assisting families on interrelated legal and non-legal issues; and
- Assisting families with finding the professional and community resources publicly and privately available to meet the needs of older and disabled persons.
Schedule a Consultation with DiFranza Law
Don’t wait for an unfortunate or unwanted event to happen to contact us. Our team has the resources and skills you need to help your family age with grace. Our founder, Lisa DiFranza, is an active member of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys (AFELA). We can help you maximize the independence and the quality of life for you and your loved ones. Click here to request a consultation.