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Hire an Elder Law Attorney

Do You Need Help With a Legal Matter Affecting an Older Person?

To some extent, aging adults have different legal needs than younger adults. For example, issues such as health care, retirement, disability, guardianship, and long-term care are generally of more concern to older adults than they are to younger adults.

Working with an elder law attorney can make the difference between having to navigate the often-confusing and emotional territory of elder law and easing the financial and practical burdens that may potentially fall upon you and your loved ones should you become ill or disabled.  Whether you need help choosing the proper senior living facility, need help drafting a will or trust, or need help protecting yourself from financial, physical, or emotional abuse – having a knowledgeable elder law attorney who is sensitive to your needs can be your most valuable asset.

In simple cases, you can create a living willpower of attorney, or living trust with DIY forms.

How an Elder Law Attorney Can Help

Elder law attorneys are experienced with handling a wide range of legal matters affecting seniors. An experienced elder law attorney can help with your estate planning, health care, financial, guardianship, and general life-planning needs. Depending on your particular situation, your elder law attorney will work closely to provide a solution that works best for you and your family. This may include carrying out your wishes in a will, making sure you receive the best possible long-term health care plan, and helping to ease the cost of care on your loved ones.

What to Look For in an Elder Law Attorney

Elder law attorneys do not always focus on every kind of estate law matter. When seeking legal help for an older person, it is important to look for an elder law attorney with experience in the particular subject area of need. For example, if you need help with long-term care planning, it may be wise to look for an attorney who is knowledgeable about Medicare and Medicaid benefits.

In addition to specialized knowledge, it is also important to look for an elder law attorney that is sensitive to your specific needs. Caring for aging parents, for example, can be emotionally and financially draining. An elder law attorney should be experienced in working with families during these emotional times.

Finding an Experienced Elder Law Attorney

To find a skilled elder law attorney to help with estate planning, health care, financial, or other need affecting an older adult, use the FindLaw Lawyer Directory to search for a law firm or attorney in your area.  

Next Steps

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Can I Solve This on My Own or Do I Need an Attorney?

  • Complex legal situations usually require a lawyer
  • A lawyer can reduce the chances of a family dispute
  • DIY living wills, powers of attorney, and wills are possible in some simple cases
  • You can always have an attorney review your form

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