Elder law is an area of legal practice that specializes on issues that affect the aging population. The purpose of elder law planning is to prepare the elderly person for financial freedom and autonomy through proper financial planning and long-term care options. (Wikipedia)


Elder law attorneys are advocates for the elderly and their loved ones. Most elder law attorneys handle a wide range of legal matters affecting an older or disabled person, including issues related to health care, long term care planning, guardianship, retirement, Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, and other important matters. (FindLaw)

Useful articles and sites on Elder Law:

What Does an Elder Law Attorney Do? – FindLaw

The Top 6 Reasons to Hire an Elder Law Attorney – Naela

What is Elder Law? – American Bar Association

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