Founder of The Elder & Disability Law Firm, Victoria L. Collier On Elder Care Law
Certified Elder Care Attorney, Victoria Collier, explains the nuances of the moderately new form of law practice known as elder care to enhance understanding and to steer those in need toward the specific services provided during a time of life that often becomes more complicated.
Decatur, GA, May 12, 2017: Victoria L. Collier, founder of The Elder & Disability Law Firm, has posted a new article on her law firm’s website entitled “Understanding and Making Use of Elder Care Law.” Ms. Collier offers an overview of the field of Elder Care law that emerged as a result of complicated legal issues that arise as a result of aging.
Collier writes, “As you age, you are likely to find you are facing complicated and new issues.” She elaborates, “Estate planning, disability, health care, retirement, taxes, financial planning, abuse and discrimination issues can, and often do arise in the elder years.” She continues adding, “It is important to know your rights and seek counseling and advice when needed. When dealing with legal issues that pertain to the elderly, it is wise to seek counseling from a lawyer who is certified in ‘Elder Law’.”
As Collier points out, “This moderately new form of law practice focuses solely on the needs and laws governing the elderly. While many laws and community-based programs exist for the elderly, unless you are educated in this area, you may need help deciphering what is available to you and what rights you may have inherited as you have aged.” She advises, “When dealing with elder care law it is advisable to choose a lawyer that is familiar not only with elder law, but one that can also recognize ethical issues that may arise and can suggest public and private non-legal resources in the community to help meet your needs.”
“Nearly all aspects of life management for the elderly are covered under some form of elder law that protects your rights,” says Collier. “ She adds, “There are elder laws pertaining to estate planning, wills, trusts, guardianships and end of life planning. Elder laws exist for protection against abuse, neglect and fraud.” Collier emphasizes, “It is important to consult elder laws when dealing with disability, medical care, nursing home and housing issues, as well as retirement, insurance and employment issues.”
The entire article can be read at http://www.elderlawgeorgia.com/understanding-making-use-elder-care-law/
About Victoria Collier
Victoria L. Collier, CELA founded The Elder & Disability Law Firm of Victoria L. Collier, P.C. to serve the legal needs of seniors when their health care needs increase. Victoria is also Co-Founder of Collier Scott Financial Solutions, LLC. At both firms WE BELIEVE that people should not have to lose everything they’ve worked a lifetime to earn and that every person is an individual who deserves respect and the highest quality of life possible, regardless of age or ability.
Victoria enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during Desert Storm, 1989-1995, and also served in the U.S. Army Reserves, 1Lt. 2001-2004, JAG Corps. Victoria is a national expert on the VA Wartime Pension for veterans and their widows who need additional assistance with activities of daily living and helping them qualify for and receive tax-free income from the VA to pay for it. Victoria graduated from Valdosta State University with a B.A. in Psychology and then University of Nebraska, College of Law. In 2014, Victoria was awarded with the Alumni Master Award from the University of Nebraska.
Victoria is a Certified Elder Law Attorney through The National Elder Law Foundation and has been named as the only attorney in Georgia as “Fellow” of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Victoria was appointed by Governor Perdue to the Georgia Council on Aging, 2010 – 2016 and was awarded Dekalb County Veteran of the Year, 2013. She is the author of 47 Secret Veterans Benefits for Seniors; Paying for Long Term Care – Financial Help for Wartime Veterans: The VA Aid & Attendance Benefit. Victoria has co-authored several books: Blooper Episodes in Estate Planning, Don’t Go Broke in a Nursing Home, and Protect Your IRA: Avoid the 5 Common Mistakes. Most notably, Victoria co-authored the National Best Seller, The Road to Success, with Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
About The Elder & Disability Law Firm
The Elder & Disability Law Firm was established to serve the legal needs of senior citizens when their healthcare needs increase. The Firm focuses its entire practice on Elder Law and Estate Planning matters, which encompasses the areas of Asset Protection, Medicaid Planning, VA Benefits planning, Estate and Special Needs Planning. Victoria Collier has grown her law practice through her personable nature and good management skills.