We help our elderly clients navigate specific legal issues including health-related matters and financial concerns
Rather than being defined by technical legal distinctions, elder law is defined by the client to be served. In other words, the lawyer who practices elder law may handle a range of issues but has a specific type of clients-seniors, the elderly and disabled and their families.
Elder Law attorneys work with a variety of legal tools and techniques to meet the goals and objectives of their clients.
Under this holistic approach, the elder law practitioner handles estate planning issues and counsels clients about planning for incapacity. The attorney assists the client in planning for possible long-term care needs, including nursing home care. Locating the appropriate type of care, coordinating private and public resources to finance the cost of care, and working to ensure the client’s right to quality care are all part of the elder law practice.
Elder Law is a relatively new specialized field of law that deals with the issues faced by the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population, the elderly. This area of law combines elements of Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts, Health Care Planning, Guardianship, Medicare/Medicaid Planning, Veterans benefits and Elder Rights.
Today, we are more active and live longer than ever before, but we also have a new set of legal concerns rarely experienced by earlier generations.