Of all the decisions you will ever make in your life the most important will be the definition of the manner in which you wish to be treated during a lengthy convalescence due to injury or illness; the treatment you will receive at the at the end of your life, and the plans you make to provide for your loved ones after your death. One doesn’t want to hesitate, nor make a mistake, regarding these times. There are dire consequences for you and the ones you love. You want to do it right the first time. There are no second chances. The area of Estate Planning and Elder Law is a maze in which even the best attorney, unfamiliar with this area, can get lost, make irreversible mistakes, and defeat their own best intentions. A smart Attorney, unless an expert in this area, will not attempt to navigate this complex area alone. As an attorney, retired, I am generally knowledgeable about the area of Estate Planning. But no expert. I know when I am out of my element and expertise. So I appealed to an attorney friend of mine, an expert in the field of Family Law, for the name of a law firm specializing in the field of Estate Planning and Elder Law. He recommended Goldfarb & Luu. At our initial interview Goldfarb & Luu impressed me with their knowledge and expertise. They corrected some of my own assumptions as to the process and law regarding my estate plan. I felt very comfortable with them, their expertise, and hired them to design my Health Care Directive and Estate Plan according to my wishes. The product of their work reflected the manner in which I wished to be cared for in the event of my incapacity due to illness or injury, and, of course, the manner in which I was to be treated at the end of my life. In the final analysis only you know specifically how you wish to be treated under those circumstances. It is unfair to burden your relatives and friends with second-guessing your desires under the pressure of your incapacity or death. The best of your intentions may fail in the absence of expert planning. There are no second chances. It’s “too late when it’s too late!” My Health Care Directive and my Estate Plan are in place. I rest easy knowing that Goldfarb & Luu Incorporated my express wishes in those documents, and that those decisions will not burden my family or friends.