Elder Law encompasses all legal issues related to aging. Key issues in elder law include regulation of federal benefits, estate and financial planning, and elder abuse.
Elder law attorneys are advocates for the elderly and their loved ones. Most elder law attorneys handle a wide range of legal matters affecting an older or disabled person, including issues related to health care, long term care planning, conservatorship, retirement, Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, and other important matters.
An elder law attorney can help with any one of the following:
Discuss the importance of wills and estate planning, including planning for a minor or adult with special needs, probate proceedings, and other matters.
Create a durable power of attorney.
Provide help with health care and planning, including long term care options, patient rights, Medicare, and health care power of attorney.
Financial representation: financial planning (including durable financial power of attorney), housing opportunities and planning, income, estate, and gift tax matters.
Conservatorship: help with the selection and appointment of a legal guardian.
Help locate long term care facilities and manage assisted living cost.
Explain nursing home resident rights and help file nursing home claims.
Draft a living will or other advance directives, including a durable power of attorney and long term planning documents.
For over 80 years, DuRoss & DuRoss has been handling issues related to the care of older and disabled adults. Set up an appointment today to find out how our family can help yours.