What Does an Elder Law Attorney Do?

An elder law attorney specializes in legal issues that relate to seniors and the problems they tend to face.  This particular area of the law only became well-recognized in the 1980s when the legal issues affecting seniors became more complicated.  The challenges of qualifying for Medi-Cal coverage at a time when the need for nursing home care was on the rise brought to light the advantages of having an elder law attorney for assistance.  So, what exactly does an elder law attorney do? What makes someone an elder law attorney The special experience and training that elder law attorneys have in the legal concerns of seniors is only part of what makes them experts.  Their ability to understand the needs of their clients, anticipate future issues that may arise and provide legal advocacy, education, and counseling is what makes an attorney an elder law attorney. An elder law attorney works with the family Elder law attorneys typically work closely with the client and their families i


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