What is Elder Law?

Simply put, an Elder Law attorney has the unique responsibility of having to be able to handle all issues faced by Seniors including frequently complex matters of estate planning, financial planning, Medicaid and nursing home planning, and assisting families, both parents and their adult children with the complexities of medical care and the changing responsibilities between parent and child as parents age and their abilities diminish.

It is both an extremely complex and extremely rewarding responsibility. An Elder Law attorney deals with the following:

  • Estate administration
  • Estate planning
  • Wills, Trusts, Medical Powers of Attorney, and Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Financial Planning
  • Medicaid/Nursing Home planning
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Asset Protection
  • Nursing Home Admission
  • Resolution of family related disputes
  • Life insurance planning
  • Review of annuities
  • Review of Nursing Home Applications and Contracts
  • Review of Long Term Care Policies
  • Veteran's Benefits
  • Social Security Disability