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Posted by: Maricopa Lawyers on Aug 31, 2016

Elder Law focuses on the senior population and their unique needs as well as myths related to competence and aging. It covers all aspects of planning, counseling, education, and advocating for the elderly. Lawyers who specialize in elder law understand all of their clients’ needs to go beyond their basic legal rights if problems or legal issues arise.

Elder Law in Arizona

Elder law covers the following topics:

  • Health and personal care planning, which include the following topics: powers of attorney and living will, lifetime planning and family issues.
  • hands-walking-stick-elderly-old-personFinancial representation, financial planning, housing opportunities and financing, income, estate, and gift tax matters.
  • Planning for a well spouse when the other spouse requires long term care, asset protection, public benefits such as Medicaid and insurance and Veterans’ benefits.
  • Capacity, guardianship and guardianship avoidance.
  • Resident rights in long term care facilities and nursing home claims.
  • Employment and retirement matters, age or disability discrimination and grandparents’ rights.
  • Will and trust planning, planning for minor or adult special needs children and probate.
  • All aspects of planning for aging, illness, and incapacity. The specialization requires a practitioner to be particularly sensitive to the legal issues impacting elder clients.

Elder Law Attorney

Elder law attorneys specialize in a variety of topics and can assist you in any of the following;

  • Discuss the importance of wills and estate planning, including planning for a minor or adult with special needs, probate proceedings, and other matters.
  • Create a durable power of attorney.
  • Provide help with health care and planning, including long term care options, patient rights, Medicare, and health care power of attorney.
  • Financial representation such as financial planning (including durable financial power of attorney), housing opportunities and planning, income, estate, and gift tax matters.
  • Help with the selection and appointment of a legal guardian.
  • Help locate long term care facilities and manage assisted living cost.
  • Explain nursing home resident rights and help file nursing home claims.
  • Draft a living will or other advance directives, including a durable power of attorney and long term planning documents.