FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ANSWERED BY THE EXPERTS AT NORTHLAND ELDER LAW
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO MY APPOINTMENT?
After an appointment is scheduled, we will send you a confidential planning form. Please fill this out to the best of your ability and bring it, along with any requested documents to your appointment.
HOW LONG WILL MY APPOINTMENT LAST?
There is not a set time for your appointment. We will take the time necessary to answer all of your questions, within reason. Most appointments last from 1 to 2 hours.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THE APPOINTMENT?
You can expect to have all of your questions answered. We take pride in satisfying clients and have met with over 2,000 clients in the last 7 years. It is very rare for us to have a client leave an appointment without thanking us for all of the useful information.
WHO SHOULD COME TO THE APPOINTMENT?
If you have a financial power of attorney over the person for whom you are gathering information or need assistance, then you must be at the appointment.
MAY OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS COME TO THE APPOINTMENT?
Family members are welcome if allowed by the person for whom the appointment is scheduled.
WHAT IF A FAMILY MEMBER LIVES OUT OF THIS AREA OR OUT OF STATE?
If allowed by the person for whom the appointment is scheduled, we may put the family member on a conference call.
WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT FOR A PERSON GOING INTO A NURSING HOME?
It is never too late to schedule an appointment. In fact, in many cases we are able to create a plan to protect remaining assets, even after an individual is in a nursing home and paying privately.
It is never too early to schedule an appointment. With proper guidance and an asset protection plan, even more may be protected if done in advance.
WHAT IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO HELP ME?
Appointments are only scheduled after an initial screening by our legal assistant. If an appointment has been scheduled, we are confident that you will obtain useful information by meeting with us.