Elder and Special Needs Law
Elder and Special Needs Law is a fast-growing field that deals with legal and related issues faced by seniors and adults with disabilities. Elder Law Attorneys work (not only with clients, but often with their families) to maximize the elder or disabled adult’s self-determination, independence, and safety, while protecting their goals, choices, and assets.
Elder law combines elements of estate planning – such as drafting trusts, wills, deeds, and powers of attorney, which allow the senior to delegate management to another in case of incapacity, while assuring that choices made today are carried out tomorrow.
Additionally, Elder and Special Needs Attorneys advise and assist with healthcare and financial planning, including Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and insurance policy issues. We work cooperatively with associated professionals – social workers, care specialists, and others – to serve the needs of our clients.
And if your loved one no longer has the ability to make informed decisions or manage their own affairs, Elder and Special Needs Attorneys advise and assist you in establishing guardianships to protect them when other, less intrusive options have been exhausted.