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Elder Law

Elder law is the term used to cover an area of legal practice that places an emphasis on those issues that affect the aging population and their families in connection with a variety of legal issues, from estate planning to long term care issues, with a primary emphasis on promoting the highest quality of life for the individuals. Typically, Elder and Special Needs Law attorneys address the client’s perspective from a holistic viewpoint by addressing legal, medical, financial, social and family issues.

Elder and Special Needs Law attorneys concentrate their practice in some or all of 13 key areas including:

  • Estate Planning and Probate
  • Estate and Gift Tax Planning
  • Guardianship/Conservatorship
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Entitlement Programs
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Age Discrimination
  • Elder Abuse/Neglect
  • Housing
  • Long Term Care Financing
  • Medical Decision Making
  • Disability Planning
  • Insurance