Elder Law is an area of law that involve representing, counseling, and assisting seniors, people with disabilities, and their families in connection with a variety of legal issues, from estate planning to long term care issues, with a primary emphasis on promoting the highest quality of life for the individuals. Typically, Elder Law Attorneys address the client’s perspective from a holistic viewpoint by addressing legal, medical, financial, social and family issues.

The three major categories that make up Elder Law are: ​​

Estate Planning and Administration, including tax questions. Medi-cal and Medicare, Disability and Other Long-Term Care Issues Guardianship, Conservatorship, Commitment Matters, including Fiduciary Administration.

Other issues found under the umbrella of Elder Law include such areas as Estate Planning; Wills;

Trusts; Guardianship’s; Protection against Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Fraud; End-of-Life Planning; all Levels of Disability and Medical Care; Retirement Planning; Social Security Benefits; Medi-Cal and Medicare Coverage; Medicaid Planning (United States); Consumer Protection; Nursing Homes and In-Home Care; Powers of Attorney; Physicians’ or Medical Care Directives, Declarations and Powers of attorney; Real Estate and Mortgage Assistance; Various Levels of Advice, Counseling and Advocacy of Rights; Tax Issues; and Discrimination.

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