Cost of Spousal Services

Equitable Medical Legal Consulting LLC can assist you on cases in which there has been a loss of spousal services, such as in the case of death or catastrophic injury and disability.

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Spousal Care Report

A Spousal Care Report outlines the economic value for replacement of services that a spouse previously provided including, but not limited to, overall household management, i.e., shopping, cooking, cleaning, financial management; and care of the couple’s children, i.e., education, extracurricular activities, etc. The report can also identify the cost value of care that a spouse is now providing for an injured or disabled spouse as a result of an accident, exposure or medical misadventure.

A Certified Nurse Life Care Planner (CNLCP) determines if an on-site or telephonic assessment is necessary based on the needs of each case. Costs to replace the spousal services are then obtained from one provider in the client’s community. A report of lifetime service costs is calculated over the couple’s lifetime based on U.S. National Vital Statistics data for Life Expectancies.