WHY DO I NEED AN ELDER LAW ATTORNEY?
- Do you worry about the cost of long-term care?
- Are a wartime veteran with healthcare needs?
- Do you need information on Nursing Homes and Medicaid?
- Is your spouse is ill and you are worried about paying for her care?
- Do you need more information on Veterans benefits?
- Do you have wills, trusts and powers of attorney?
- Are you are wondering if your will, trust and powers of attorney need to be updated?
You will want to hire the attorney who regularly handles matters in the area of law of concern to your particular case and who will know enough about the other fields to question whether the action being taken might be affected by laws in any of the other areas of law. For example, if you are going to rewrite your will and your spouse is ill, the attorney needs to know enough about Medicaid to know whether there are legal issues with regard to your spouse’s inheritance.
Attorneys who primarily work with seniors and people with special needs appreciate the complex financial and social decisions their clients face. Elder Law attorneys bring to their practice a knowledge of their clients that allows them and their staff to ignore the myths relating to aging and the competence of seniors and people with disabilities. At the same time, they will take into account and empathize with some of the true physical and mental difficulties that often accompany the aging process. They are tied into a formal or informal system of social workers, geriatric care managers, psychologists, and other professionals who may be of assistance to you or your loved one.Tags: elder law, elder law attorney, medicaid