We have some big news! The firm you’ve known for years as The Elder Law Practice of Justin S. Elrod is changing its name. We’re now The Elrod Firm. But don’t worry; this is still the same firm and we’re still the same people you’ve worked with through the years. As you can see from the new logo, we still focus our practice on estate planning and elder law. One of the biggest reasons for the name change is to make sure more people realize that estate planning is not just for folks who might consider themselves “elderly.” I started getting concerned the more I was asked, “Do you only work with old people? Because I don’t consider myself old.” The answer, of course, is NO. We work with people of all ages in all stages of life to establish plans that will protect their families, young or old, and their estates, large or small.
Everyone, from King Solomon to Yogi Berra, knows that planning is important. Proverbs 21:5 says, “The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.” In his signature style, Benjamin Franklin bluntly concluded, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” And the great American philosopher Yogi Berra said, “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” You get the point. Everyone, no matter their age or stage of life, should have a plan. I realize the things we specialize in planning for, like accidents, illness, incapacity, long-term care, and death, aren’t fun to talk about. But it is absolutely essential that you plan for them.
If you live in the Bryant area, you should see the new name and logo on the sign in the next day or two, and you’ve probably already noticed the changes on our website and on Facebook. We’re excited about the name change, and we hope it encourages more young people to realize that planning is for everyone.