It is a question we hear often. What is elder law? And what does an elder lawyer do?
The term “elder law” encompasses many areas of law. As the elder population has quickly grown, more and more attorneys have identified specific legal issues that these individuals commonly face. Generally speaking, an elder law attorney provides advice and guidance in this variety of areas, which may include:
- estate planning (i.e. execution of wills and trusts) for management during life and after death
- trust administration and probate
- powers of attorney
- elder abuse and fraud
- advance directives for healthcare
- guardianship and conservatorship
- planning for incapacity and long term care
- health care and mental health
- nursing homes
- Social Security
- veterans benefits
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