Estate Planning - Sickness

Long Term Care and Estate Planning for Sickness or Accidents

No one plans to get injured or be diagnosed with a chronic illness. However, at some point most of us will experience a time of disability or sickness that will limit our abilities to work and function normally.

We can help you plan for the unexpected.

At Zaske Law, we offer comprehensive long term care and estate planning to make sure you're prepared when life throws you a curveball. Our comprehensive estate planning services will help you and your family wade through the legal issues that can arise when you're unexpectedly disabled or diagnosed with a chronic illness like Alzheimer's, COPD, Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, or Cancer.

Our planning includes:

  • Discussions about disability insurance.
    While we're not an insurance provider, it's important that we have a discussion about your current standard of living and whether you have adequate assets or insurance coverage to maintain your lifestyle if you're ever unable to work due to an accident or illness. A general discussion about disability preparedness is a part of any comprehensive estate planning.

  • Managing your property and assets during your disability.
    If you're diagnosed with a chronic illness or injured in an accident, you may become unable to work or manage your property by yourself. We can help you set up your estate so someone can help you manage your assets on either a short- or long-term timeframe.

    These steps might include:
    • Establishing power of attorney
    • Creating and funding a trust
    • Adding a joint owner to assets or accounts

  • Decisions about health care.
    There may be a time when you're unable to make healthcare decisions for yourself. Whether you're unconscious due to an accident, suffering from Alzheimer's, or just so sick you're unable to make rational choices, it's important to have a system in place indicating your health wishes and naming someone who is able to make decisions on your behalf.

    At Zaske Law, we can help you:
    • Plan for incapacity
    • Create Advance Directives or Living Wills

Right now, you may be the picture of health. Or, you might have recently been diagnosed with an illness and need to re-evaluate your estate plan. In either case, Zaske Law can help.

Please call 651.301.9852 to get started. We look forward to hearing from you.