Rather than being defined by technical and legal distinctions, Elder law and Special Needs Law is defined by the clients we serve. In other words, we work primarily with people as they age and people with disabilities.
As an Elder Law and Special Needs Law attorney we use a variety of legal tools and techniques to meet the goals and objectives of our clients, and we typically work with other professionals in various fields to provide our clients quality service and ensure their needs are met.
Using this holistic approach, for example, as an Elder Law attorney we will address general estate planning issues and will counsel our clients about planning for incapacity with alternative decision making documents. We will also assist our clients in planning for possible long term care needs, including nursing home care. Locating the appropriate type of care, coordinating private and public resources to finance the cost of care, and working to ensure our client's right to quality care are all part of our Elder and Special Needs Law practice.
As a NAELA member we are committed to continuing our legal education and enhancing the quality of services we provide our clients.