exactly is Elder Law?
Practicing Elder Law is just like
practicing any other law; the only real difference is
that the focus of Elder Law is on the specific legal
needs of those who are around or over the normal age
of retirement. Below is some basic information. For
a more detailed description of our work in Elder Law,
please visit our site, www.ElderLawAttorney.com.
are the specific differences between Elder Law and any
problems affecting the elderly are different from those
affecting a younger population; therefore, the laws
governing these issues are different as well. The most
common Elder Law cases involve age-specific health care
issues that incorporate the use of Social Security,
Medicare, Medicaid, and other public benefits programs
that are not utilized by a younger population.
are some of the fields Elder Law encompasses?
- Social Security, Medicare,
Medicaid, and other public benefits programs
- Assisted living facilities
and nursing homes
- Elder abuse
- Health care decision-making
- Guardianship and surrogate
- Long-term care
- Use of home equity as an income
- Dispute resolution
- Pain management
- Age discrimination in employment
- Ethical issues
- Protective services
- Individual rights administration
and management of trusts and estates
- End-of-life care
is it important for me to use a lawyer who specializes
in Elder Law?
action we take is important, whether it involves our
health, our finances, our family, or our employment.
Oftentimes our actions have unintended legal effects.
As we age, these effects can be even more drastic.
involving older Americans can drastically change from
year to year, sometimes becoming more simple and straightforward,
but oftentimes becoming more complex. Unless an attorney
focuses on Elder Law and has a broad understanding of
legal issues affecting an older population, there is
a high risk that important details will slip through
do I contact?
you or someone you know would like to have an attorney
answer your questions about Elder Law, contact
The Schofner Law Firm.