What Is Elder Law?
October 12th, 2015
Elder law is an area of legal practice that focuses on the specific needs of seniors. It covers a wide range of elements, including:
- Estate Planning
- Wills, Trusts and Probate
- Trust Administration
- Elder Abuse
- Elder Fraud
- Powers of Attorney
- Elderly Health Care and Mental Health
- Home Care
- Medicaid and Medicare
- Veteran Benefits
- Social Security
Aging clients – as well as their affected family members – may need help with diverse financial issues, including estate planning, succession planning for a business, establishing and administering trusts, and dealing with tax obligations.
Elder law attorneys handle a complex web of issues related to Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security benefits. Veterans also face unique concerns and opportunities, including access to special benefits programs.
Depending on an elderly person’s mental and physical fitness, he or she may be able to live independently or may need assisted living or nursing home care. These arrangements can all lead to peculiar legal needs and dilemmas. For instance, a senior who suffers abuse or neglect at a nursing home will need protection from further bad treatment and assistance obtaining compensation for damages.
Whether you’re confused about how to help your elderly father plan his retirement or concerned because a beloved but disorganized uncle a faces medical scare, an experienced Ohio elder law attorney with Gudorf Law Group can help you navigate your matter and regain peace of mind. Connect with us today at 1-937-898-5583.