Elder Law

Elder Law

What is Elder Law?

Elder law is a new area of legal practice that specialized on issues that pertain to the aging population. The elderly population is fast growing in the United States. Elder law helps to protect their rights and assist them with important issues and legal decisions as they age.

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 Lawyers

Elder law lawyers are there to help protect the rights of the elderly as they begin to deal with some major decisions and legal matters. An elder law attorney will counsel their clients and provide the best assistance in estate planning, healthcare, and planning for incapacitation or death. A lawyer can provide counsel for long term care planning and how to finance such care. Areas of expertise in elder law may include:

  • 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

You have legal rights as an elder that deserve to be protected. A qualified wills and estate-planning lawyer can offer you professional help with all of your elder law issues. Attorney Search Network can quickly provide you with an attorney referral you to a pre-screened Elder Law lawyer that will help take care of your needs.

If you have any questions about the information provided above, please contact us. Call Attorney Search Network toll free at (800) 215-1190 or fill out out online form for your Elder Law lawyer referral.

If you have any questions about the information provided above, please contact Attorney Search Network.