As with any area of the law, Elder Law can be just as difficult for someone to fully wrap their minds around, even if they have a vague idea or preliminary understanding of what area a specific lawyer may specialize in. So, who is an elder lawyer? An elder lawyer is someone who has dedicated his or her professional life to helping older adults and their families through the trials and tribulations that can crop up as a person gets older.
Specifically, an elder law attorney can help in a number of areas and with numerous issues, including the following:
- Guardianship, Proxies, Power of Attorney (both Financial and Clinical)
- Healthcare Surrogates and Proxies
- Planning for things like Long-term Care, enrollment in Medicare and other programs, Medicaid applications, and Miller trusts (also called Qualified Income Trusts)
- Durable Power of Attorney and other such legal matters
- Healthcare Surrogates and Decision Makers
- Special accounts and trusts for people with disabilities
- Revocable and Irrevocable trusts
- Issues stemming from elderly abuse, neglect and exploitation
For a full list of issues we cover and services we provide, you can check out the Scott Counsel homepage.
If you or someone you love needs assistance with Elder Care law issues, call 856-281-3131. Let us help ease your stress and give you a plan.