Elder Law
Special Needs Planning

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Elder Law
Elder Law attorneys use a variety of legal tools and techniques to meet the goals and objectives of their clients and typically work with other professionals in various fields to ensure their clients’ needs are met. An Elder Law attorney will address general estate planning issues and will counsel clients about planning for incapacity and possible long-term care needs, including nursing home care.  Locating the appropriate type of care, coordinating private and public resource to finance the cost of care, and working to ensure the client’s right to quality care are all part of an Elder Law practice.

When a person is unable to make informed decisions for himself or herself due to a mental incapacity, whether those decisions involve heath care or finances, someone else needs authority to assume responsibility for that person’s affairs. A Guardian or Conservator can be appointed for any person who needs assistance making decisions, such as: an older person, a person with a disability, a minor, or a person temporarily incapacitated.

Guardianships, Conservatorships, Durable Powers of Attorney and the available alternatives are a major part of an Elder Law practice.

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