What is an Elder Law Attorney?
Attorneys who work in the field of elder law bring more to their
practice than an expertise in the appropriate area of law. They also have
knowledge of the senior population and their unique needs as well as the myths
related to competence and aging. They are aware of the physical and mental
difficulties that often accompany the aging process. Because of their broad
knowledge base they are able to more thoroughly address the legal needs of
For example, when planning an estate, an elder law attorney would
take into consideration the health of the person or couple, the potential for
nursing home care and the wishes and concerns of the person or couple if that
event were to occur. If need arises, the elder law attorney will associate
other legal experts.
Elder law covers all aspects of planning, counseling, education,
and advocating for clients. Elder law attorneys are a resource to their
clients because they understand their clients' needs may extend beyond basic
legal services and stay informed about and connected to the local networks of
professionals who serve the elder population.
Elder law attorneys deal with legal issues involving the