Teamwork at the heart of local elder law practice | New


Deborah “Debbie” L. Britt Esq., Lawyer / owner of the Deborah L. Britt law firm, believes that committed team members are the key to success.

Debbie and her legal assistant, Delaney Britt, work as a team every day to improve the lives of their clients. Both engage with clients and their families from the start of each performance. Customers are encouraged to share information through a variety of channels, including virtual communications, office meetings, and curbside document exchanges. At the request of clients, relatives are invited to participate in planning discussions. The more everyone works together, the better the results for clients. This is especially true for elder rights issues. Debbie and Delaney strive to create a team atmosphere in which clients, family members, caregivers, tax professionals, financial advisors, bankers, court staff, and more. work together in the best interests of clients. “With everyone working towards common goals, we can have a positive impact on the quality of life of aging people in our community,” says Debbie.

This team spirit is also found in our community. Debbie recognizes the importance of Alzheimer’s disease research, education and support programs. Debbie says, “The people and their families affected by this disease really need our help. As members of the Debbie Britt Law team, Debbie and Delaney work annually with the Georgia Alzheimer’s Foundation, its Executive Director, Andrea Mickelson and the Golden Isles Alzheimer’s Walk leadership team to plan, sponsor and participate in a local march of Alzheimer’s disease. This year’s event took place September 25 at Neptune Park on St. Simons Island. Through a combination of sponsorships, individual and team registrations and fundraising, and other community donations, the Golden Isles Alzheimer’s Walk has so far raised over $ 67,000, and donations continue. to arrive. Law firm Deborah L. Britt was a proud 2021 Platinum Sponsor of the Parkway. Its 2021 Fore the Memories Golf Classic Champion sponsorship, hosted by Vitality Living Frederica (formerly Thrive at Frederica), also benefits the Georgia Alzheimer’s Foundation. The Debbie Britt Law team is grateful for sponsorship opportunities and for donations received from friends, colleagues and clients. Thanks to good old-fashioned teamwork, the Debbie Britt Law team raised over $ 3,600 this year.

The Georgia Alzheimer’s Foundation is a 501 © (3) nonprofit organization, whose mission is to support innovative research and community services for people affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias statewide. . In Glynn County, the Georgia Alzheimer’s Foundation supports Memory Matters Glynn in Brunswick. Memory Matters provides support services including education; social activities for people with memory problems; individual consultations; memory screening; and local support groups. The funds also support research being conducted in Georgia at the Goizueta Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Emory University in Atlanta. Debbie enjoys talking about a variety of legal topics at Memory Matters lunches and learning events.

Back in the office, Debbie and Delaney work daily to help clients and their families gain peace of mind through careful planning (the sooner the better) for inheritance, long-term care and life. inability. Debbie says she is passionate about the fact that people can make their “voices” heard when memory loss occurs. She comments: “With early estate planning (eg wills, trusts, health care guidelines and powers of attorney), clients can preserve their wishes through legal documents. They can also be sure to appoint the right people to do the right things at the right time for the right reasons. Failure to address disability planning early can lead to unnecessary delays in care, family disputes and court involvement.

For families affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other mental disability issues, it is important to seek the advice of a lawyer experienced in elder law. Seniors lawyers are essential because they can help clients plan for the long-term care needs that often accompany an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. For long-term retirement home payment issues, Medicaid eligibility factors can be examined and recommendations can be made to meet income and resource limits. Debbie says, “The primary goal of long term care planning for our elder law clients is to legally protect as many resources as possible in order to ensure the highest quality of life for individuals and their families. Working cooperatively with others is the way we do it.


Deborah “Debbie” L. Britt Esq., Of the law firm of Deborah Lynn Britt, LLC, is a senior lawyer located at 302 Plantation Chase, St. Simons Island. His practice, which also includes estate planning and inheritance law, serves the Golden Islands and surrounding areas. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call 912-268-2655, or visit


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