When working with older adults on elder issues, it is important to hire an attorney that specializes in Elder Law. Elder Law Attorneys who work in the field of Elder Law bring more to their practice than an expert in the general aspects of law. They have knowledge of the aging population. They are aware of the physical and mental challenges that often accompany the aging process.
Some services are:
- Health Care Planning: Advance Directives: Living Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Surrogates
- Financial: Asset protection, gift taxes, estate planning
- Wills and Trusts: Probate, special needs for adults and minors
- Capacity: Guardianship
So many clients and their families have questions about their Powers of Attorney, Health Care Surrogate/Proxy and Living Wills. Also, there are endless questions about Wills and Trusts. We work closely with Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorneys to have them either initiate documents or review documents for relevancy. Often, clients/families will seek out a friend, relative or even search the web for documents. Seeking expert advice will avoid any issues when these documents are needed for legal matters.
Elder Law attorneys are experts in evaluating for state program benefit eligibility based upon finances. There are many strategies that may be used to obtain benefits. Only a lawyer should advise clients on these strategies.