The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) has designated the month of May as National Elder Law Month. Elder law is an area of legal practice that focuses on issues relating to the aging population. This may include protecting assets from long-term care, Medicaid planning, financing long-term care, and estate planning.
Elder law attorneys prepare legal documents including Wills, Trusts, and Powers of Attorney. A Will is a vital part of your estate plan and covers things like distribution of your assets and who will act as guardian for your children, things that if you do not prepare ahead of time, the state’s law will decide for you. Powers of Attorney let you give another person the power to act for you if you were to become incapacitated. A trust is a legal document that gives instructions for handling assets.
While the area of elder law concerns the older population, no matter what stage of life you are in, there are steps you can take to better plan for your future with your elder law attorney. Learn more about elder law and how our nationally certified elder law attorney can help you.