I met elder care attorney Riana Nadler recently at a vegetarian restaurant called Sunflower Café. I thought we’d enjoy a healthy lunch while I learned about her practice. In retrospect, I am not certain the meal was overly healthy. Kind of tasted too good to be good for you. If you go though, go for the Pad Thai!
Over lunch, I asked Raina to help me understand how Elder Law fits into the senior “ecosystem.” She led off with her tag line/positioning statement which is: “Legal Matters for the Future.” Sounds pretty intuitive, but I did not want to assume I knew what she meant. She went on…”I help people plan for where their personal property and money should go when they pass on. But it doesn’t stop there. People need to prepare for the future happenings in their life and the truth is, many do not. These future happenings could be tomorrow or twenty years down the road. I help families make sure the documents they’ll someday need are in order before crisis hits. Then, if one does occur, they will have a person legally authorized to step in to help. Make decisions. Handle their affairs.
I also discuss families’ big-picture planning needs. This includes things like powers of attorney, healthcare release, life insurance, long term care insurance…financial advisement. And then there are the things most people don’t really want to address but should. Like burial plans and wills…advanced directives. Once a family has taken all of this into consideration, they frequently can let go of a lot of underlying worries and concerns. Lead life confident they have their affairs in order.”
I am not yet an “older adult,”…yet. But I have to admit, I now wonder if I need to meet with her as a potential client! There is a whole lot I just don’t know about her space. I guess that’s why there are elder law attorneys like Raina. I wonder if she offers discounts to her fellow senior service providers? Raina!? Yes?
If you want more information on the topic…or simply want to ask her if she thinks she can help you, her website and contact information is below. Or, ask her to Sunflower Café and try the Pad Thai!
Raina Nadler Law
1525 Northridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30350