Saturday, March 12, 2016

Don't Believe Everything You Read

We recently read some excellent books that, while works of fiction, contained what might be construed as legal advice.

Unfortunately, the "advice" was not accurate!

In one instance, a father and husband was diagnosed with a debilitating disease. While the book depicted the ensuing family challenges in a touching and compassionate way, it did not portray accurately how the healthy spouse could protect assets for herself. 

Whether conveyed by a book, by the internet, or by someone who heard something from someone else, it is important to remember, don’t believe everything you read or hear.  

For example, in another instance a character within a story was a divorce attorney, but he provided advice to a couple facing long term care planning issues.  However, an attorney who handles divorces may not offer the best advice to a client who needs long term care planning advice, and vice versa. 

We strongly recommend that if you have an issue relating to elder law and/or long term care planning, and want to obtain the best result for your situation, consulting with an elder law attorney is crucial.