Your Mother may have left you a greater legacy that what she may have included in her Will, in return would you care for her and ensure that she is provided for? What if mom could no longer make decisions or care for herself? Do you have a plan in place? Are all of her affairs in order? It is important to have these conversations with mom. A seasoned Elder Law Attorney and Estate Planner can provide many services to honor and protect your family and see to it that mom’s wishes are carried out with a proper estate plan which includes a Durable Power of Attorney , Health Care Proxy and a Living Will. Other factors have to be considered in establishing an estate plan such as the person’s age and health and potential need for long term care and need for public benefits. Happy Mother’s Day and a great big “THANK YOU” to all of you for your nurturing, caring, and cooking and cleaning and for so many other things. Your strength and encouragement has provided many great leaders throughout history, like our nation’s first leaders. “My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.” – George Washington “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.” – Abraham Lincoln Mother’s see in us what we sometimes cannot, and believe in us until we can believe in ourselves. On Mother’s Day 2017, We wish all Grandmothers, Mothers, and all future Mothers, a very happy blessed day!