It is always best to make thoughtful decisions about you and your loved ones’ future ahead of time, before something unexpected happens. However, not every contingency can be planned for and not everyone has documented their plans. People with disabilities may need unexpected care. A family member may develop impairments and need help managing their personal and financial affairs. Someone close to you could face an unexpected life-threatening disease or illness but doesn’t have an estate plan in place. Many people put off making an estate plan until they “get older.” Even if there is no plan, or a plan that needs to be modified. I can help.
When the unexpected happens, turn to me, Glen Carbon estate planning attorney Randall Steele. For over 30 years I have helped people plan for the future and deal with the present. As a general practice attorney who understands family law and bankruptcy I know how making a decision in one area of your life can affect another area of your life.
If someone you are close to and care able needs help, you may want to establish a guardianship.. The court may also appoint a legal guardian if the individual does not have someone willing to take on that role.
As the principal of Steele Law Offices, LLC, in Glen Carbon, I can help you and your family protect your loved one and valuable assets. Because I have a small office, I am able to promptly respond to you. I will meet with you and thoroughly analyze your legal situation. I can help in instances when a loved one is declared legally incompetent and cannot safely manage their own medical care or personal needs. Together we can create a plan that works for you and your loved one’s specific needs.
Make The Right Decisions Today
While I can help at any point in the process, the earlier you get in touch with me the better. I understand that every situation is different and many decisions are deeply personal. It can be difficult to see someone who was independent and capable no longer able to make decisions or care for themselves. There are specific legal steps that can ensure that your loved one gets the care and attention they need to avoid serious health issues and being left vulnerable to financial crisis or scams.
I offer estate planning and guardianship representation that is personal, straightforward and founded on level-headed decision making. As your lawyer, I, Randall P. Steele, will answer your questions and walk you through the guardianship process to make sure the choices you make are in you and your loved one’s best interest. As a son who has elderly parents who have needed care, I understand this process completely and offer a compassionate legal resource.