Elder law is an area of the law which places an emphasis on representing, counseling and assisting our aging population and their families with a variety of legal issues. Unlike other areas of the law, elder law, like estate planning, is not an isolated field of law confined to a single set of statutes or regulations. Elder law is a broad area of law because it encompasses all aspects of issues facing the elderly. An elder law attorney addresses the client’s perspective from a holistic viewpoint by addressing the legal, medical, financial, social and family issues.
However, there are many areas that fall under the category of elder law.
As elder law practitioners, we have the opportunity and good fortune of helping our clients plan across the span of many years. Oftentimes, it leads to advising multiple generations of the family. Over the course of time, we help our clients as their lives and needs change, from naming the guardians of their minor children in their Last Will and Testaments to planning for retirement, to protecting assets when in need of a skilled nursing facility. We build a relationship with our clients, which is built upon years of assisting them, often in difficult times in their lives, and helping them move beyond those times and provide them with peace of mind and financial security.