Forbes’ recent article entitled “Hiring an Elder Law Attorney” tells us that elder law attorneys are lawyers who assist the elderly, their family members and caregivers with legal questions and planning related to aging.
The types of issues with which an experienced elder law attorney can help are numerous. They may include some or all of the following:
You can hire an estate planning or trust attorney to handle some of these legal matters. However, if those attorneys don’t offer elder services, they will likely be more transactional rather than ongoing.
An estate planning attorney will prepare the necessary documents and once they’re executed, the engagement ends. Check to see if they practice the areas covered in elder law, if you are looking for an attorney that handles all of these areas.
Reference: Forbes (Oct. 4, 2021) “Hiring an Elder Law Attorney”
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