Questions to ask before retirement
For many seniors, retirement is a time of relaxation and having opportunities to explore their interests and the world. But before making the transition into retirement, there are some questions that you and your spouse should discuss.
- What is the best time for my retirement? There are several factors you and your loved ones should consider before making the decision to retire. A large topic to discuss is how best to maximize your Social Security spousal benefits. You should also assess your family’s financial needs and consider the ways in which your retirement could impact your loved ones.
- What lifestyle do I want to pursue? Everyone has a different vision for retirement. While some wish to travel the world, others plan to stay close to home. By having an idea of your lifestyle, you can properly prepare for your retirement.
- How do I plan for long-term care? Planning for long-term care can be a long process. It is a good idea to meet with an elder law attorney to properly construct a plan. Planning ahead can save time and money and reduce unnecessary stress. Planning for long-term care involves setting up end-of-life documents, finding the right assisted living facility if necessary, and getting the best healthcare coverage for your needs.
If you wish to set up estate planning documents or plan for your retirement and end-of-life decision-making, please contact our office at (941) 906-1231 to speak with one of our attorneys.