Many people aren’t familiar with the term ‘elder law’ – until they reach a certain point where they need the specialized services of an elder law attorney.
Elder law is a part of estate planning that deals specifically with the needs and rights of older adults and people with special needs. According to the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA):
“Elder law attorneys help individuals and their families plan for retiree benefits, healthcare and long-term care, Medicaid and Medicare coverage, and home care and nursing home care. We also help with decision-making documents and provide guidance on other legal issues for seniors and people with disabilities.”
Legal issues an elder law attorney can assist older adults and their families with include:
If you are caring for or planning the care for a disabled or dependent child or someone with special needs, an elder law attorney can help you understand and protect their rights:
An experienced Lombard elder law attorney can explain your rights and advise you of the best estate planning options for older adults and persons with disabilities. For more information about how an elder law attorney can help you, contact Estate & Probate Legal Group in Chicago Illinois today at 630.800.0112.