Elder Law

Elder Law Legal Issues

Elder Law:

Elder Law is a new specialized field of law that emphasizes on issues that affect the growing aging population. The elderly are the fasted growing sector of the U.S population. Estate planning, Conservatorship, Health Care Planning and Wills/Trusts are all under elder law.

Elder law encompasses such issues as will and estate planning, IRA's, healthcare planning, life insurance, pension plans, retirement and tax issues, conservatorship and power of attorneys. Writing a will or trust, planning the distribution of one's assets, determining who should have durable power of attorney rights, making medical decisions, etc., are all complex and highly important issues that the elderly may face. With elder law, these matters can be dealt with legally and efficiently in order to prevent legal disputes, lawsuits, and other potential problems that may arise in the future.

Elder Law Legal Issues:

Wills, which are written documents in which the deceased plans the distribution of assets, are usually attempted to be written by people on their own. Without any professional advice, wills are written very narrowly and therefore many lawsuits tend to arise. If a will is drafted properly, it ensures that your estate will be distributed according to your specifications.

Elder law also concerns Durable Power of Attorney rights. Since the holder of Power of Attorney may at one time act in the behalfof the individual who has given those rights, it needs to be handed over carefully and to the right individual. IRA's, pension plans, charity and insurance should also be examined carefully.

What an Estate Planning Lawyer can do for you:

Wills and Estate lawyers concentrate on the legal needs of the elderly and use a variety of tools to meet the goals and objectives of their clients. Lawyers handling such clients often counsel their clients about planning for incapacity as well as general estate planning issues.

Wills and estate lawyers assist with long term care planning, how to finance the care, benefits such as Medicaid/Medicare and Social Security, decision making powers such as Power of Attorney and Guardianship, wills, trusts and real estate. In addition, attorneys recognize issues such as:

  • Medicaid/Medicare and Social Security
  • Power of Attorney and Guardianship
  • Wills/Trusts and Estate Planning
  • Insurance
  • Housing Issues
  • Retirement and Employment
  • Elder Abuse or Neglect Issues

Lawyer Referral Service:

Find a qualified elder lawyer who can offer professional help concerning your legal rights as an elder. The right wills and estate planning can advise you on any of your needs.

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