Protecting Your Golden Years
With more than 30 years of experience
Work With Us To Protect Your Loved Ones
There are always those who prey on the weak and confused. In their confusion, those with Alzheimer’s can trust people who should never be trusted, spend money in poor judgment ventures and actually turn over money and assets built up over their lifetime to a relative stranger.
There is no current cure for Alzheimer’s or dementia. But treatments for symptoms, combined with the right protections can protect and buffer our loved ones during their last years.
The attorneys at the Hodges Law Firm, LLC, and managing partner Russell Hodges – who has received an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available – have repeatedly and successfully built up protective walls for those slipping into dementia and Alzheimer’s.
We use tools such as:
- Various powers of attorney
- Estate planning, including wills and trusts
- Planning ahead with Medicare and Medicaid
- Personal care contracts
- Different types of conservatorships or guardianships
These not only protect the elderly but also save family assets for those who love and care for them.
We Understand The Difficulties Of Alzheimer’s
As we age, we tend to lose our short-term memory. We remember our second grade picnic but forget what we had for dinner last night. These can be minor inconveniences and people make allowances for them.
However, when an elder person is frequently confused about time or place; when they experience memory loss which disrupts daily life; when they have difficulty completing familiar tasks; when they repeatedly misplace things and are losing the ability to retrace steps; and when they have decreased or poor judgment, there is cause for investigation by trained medical personnel.
Alzheimer’s is but one form of dementia. Yet, untreated, it can end a person’s life in months or short or long years. Those loving and caring for a family member can be ignored and turned upon, and they often wonder if this is the same loved one they grew up with.
Get Legal Help Protecting Your Loved One
If you have suspicions about the mental stability of a loved one, or suspect someone is trying to take advantage of them, call the Hodges Law Firm, LLC, at 678-608-1746, toll-free at 888-586-2621 or contact us online.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.