FAQ: Elder Law

What do Elder Law attorneys do?

What is Elder Law?

What areas are involved in Elder Law?

Why Is Elder Law important?

What is the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys?

What do Elder Law attorneys do?
Elder law attorneys help their clients and their families deal with issues that affect people due to long life or disability. [Top of Page]

What is Elder Law?
Elder Law is a specialty of law that caters to the needs of older clients and those with disabilities. [Top of Page]

What areas are involved in Elder Law?
Everything centers around ensuring an elder a comfortable and dignified life. Our focus is threefold:

  1. ensuring that the elder can find, get, and pay for needed care (retirement and disability planning, long-term care planning, Medicaid planning, asset protection planning, advocacy with service providers);
  2. enabling the elder to provide for surrogate decision-making (durable general powers-of-attorney, health care directives); and
  3. enabling the elder to leave a legacy to benefit family and others (estate planning).

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Why Is Elder Law Important?
Elders deserve counsel from legal and other professionals who are sensitive to their unique perspectives and priorities. An Elder Law attorney helps elders and their families meet their goals by both using legal tools, as well as by drawing on an expensive working knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid, veterans and other benefits, as well an community programs and resources. [Top of Page]

What is the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys?
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) is a professional association concerned with improving the availability and delivery of legal services to older persons. Our attorneys Janet L. Lowder, Elena A. Lidrbauch, David S. Banas, Blaine P. Brockman, and Ethan A. Welch are members of NAELA, which boasts thousands of members throughout the United States. [Top of Page]

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