Elder Law

Lawyers who practice in the in the Elder Law field focus on legal issues you deal with as you grow older. Elder law covers many different areas. First, it covers the planning and writing of documents such as:

  • wills
  • trusts
  • powers of attorney
  • health care proxies
  • living wills

What makes Elder Law different from regular estate planning is that the planning is specifically focused on age-related legal issues faced by older people. Elder Law also covers:

  • Medicaid planning
  • protection of assets
  • help and care for older people who may be neglected or abused
  • guardianship proceedings

Legal Editor: Michael L. Kaplan, April 2015

Changes may occur in this area of law. The information provided is brought to you as a public service with the help and assistance of volunteer legal editors, and is intended to help you better understand the law in general. It is not intended to be legal advice regarding your particular problem or to substitute for the advice of a lawyer.

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