Financial and Legal Planning

A diagnosis of ALS can be very overwhelming. While financial discussions can be challenging even under the best of circumstances, when facing a diagnosis of ALS, they can be even more difficult. Having your financial affairs in order will help to give you and your loved ones peace of mind and can help ease the burden for your family down the road. Being prepared also allows you to take advantage of resources that might be available to you. 

The plans you make will depend on your personal situation, so it is highly recommended that you consult with an attorney who specializes in estate planning, such as an elder law attorney (search for one on the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys website), a tax advisor or accountant, a fiduciary financial advisor and a Veterans benefit advisor if you are a Veteran. Below is some important information and resources to help you plan for your financial future living with ALS.