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Feeling Overwhelmed & Underprepared To Help Your Aging Parents?

We often feel overwhelmed and underprepared to help our aging and ill loved ones. We have the professional and personal experience to understand how to ensure that your loved one receives the best possible care and service while keeping their dignity intact and family assets protected. 

Want To Help, But Unsure How?

We know that informed, well-prepared clients fair best. We do our best to ensure that you fully understand the intricacies of elder law and how to protect family assets, your parent's dignity, and ensure that appropriate care and services are put in place.  We offer:

  • Tailor-made strategic elder plans
  • Educational seminars  
  • Educational webinars
  • One-to-One strategy meetings
  • And of course, a signed copy of What Now? Elder  Planning ; A Step-by-Step Guide to Navigating Through Your Parents Aging Journey.   

Attorney Laurie Giles Has The Experience And Knowledge You Need To Get The Results You Need.

For nearly three decades Laurie Giles has practiced elder law and planning. The author of What Now? Elder Planning a step-by-step guide to your parent's aging. Laurie is a nationally recognized expert in elder and planning.  She has appeared on such television and radio programs including Better Connecticut, Fox and Friends, Fox 61 Morning, the Stan Simpson Show and Golden Age.  She has been quoted in countless publications including American Express Open, MSNBC, and AARP. She has been named by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys to the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in Connecticut list.  

At The Law Office of Laurie Giles, You Are Not Just A Case Number, You Are Part Of Our Community.

From your first contact with our office, you will know that you are more than just a faceless case number. Our Client Service Director Doreen is always here to help you locate resources, help you organize necessary documents, or just for support.  As part of our community you will:

  • Receive weekly case update emails 
  • Private access to our client online portal 
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Complimentary access to all webinars
  • Invitations to exclusive client events
  • Complimentary seating at Laurie Giles speaking engagements  

Our Legal Fees

What is our hourly billable rate?  We Don’t Have One! We believe that the value of the service we provide should outweigh the fee charged. At the Law Office of Laurie Giles, we let you choose the spend based on what makes sense for your budget.  

Elder Law FAQs

If my parents are unable to handle their own finances, can I have them sign a POA? 

That depends on whether or not your parent is legally competent. If they are legally competent (the threshold is lower than medical competence), a POA may be appropriate. If they are not legally competent; you will need to look into a Conservatorship.

Will a living trust help to preserve our family assets? 

Depending on your family circumstances, a living trust may well protect family assets. 

Can both my sibling and I be trustees of the living trust? 

Yes, a living trust may have multiple trustees. 

Should I talk to my parents regarding their wishes? 

Yes, and the sooner the better.  Knowing and understanding their wishes will be beneficial in developing their elder plan.