What is Elder Law?
Elder Law is more than just basic estate planning. Most people are solely focused on the use of a last will and testament or revocable living trust as their estate plan foundation But Elder Law goes beyond merely the basic document formulas. Elder Law Attorneys assist their clients and families with more sophisticated estate planning and wealth transfer tools and control over the distribution of their assets. The Elder Law attorney will also deal with elder abuse and neglect, guardianship, planning for diminished capacity, the right to refuse treatment and the right to die.
At our firm, we discuss with every person, at any age, the necessity of having a Durable Power of Attorney and Advanced Health Care Directives such as a Living Will and Health Care Surrogate in place.
Additionally, your Elder Law attorney should assist you with other elder affair issues such as:
- Health Insurance
- Aging and Disability
- Resident Rights Advocacy
- Long Term Care issues
- Special Needs Trusts
- Autonomy, Advocacy and Support