Elderly woman and caregiverPresident Kennedy declared May to be Senior Citizens Month back in 1965. Fifteen years later, President Carter changed it to Older Americans Month. Now, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys has declared May to be National Elder Law Month.

But what is elder law?

Here are some of the issues that elder law attorneys advise clients about, according to an article on natlawreview.com:

  • Incapacity planning

 

  • Tax planning

 

  • Estate planning

 

  • Medicaid

 

  • Medicare

 

  • Long term care

 

  • Social Security

 

  • Special needs planning

 

  • Conservatorship and guardianship

 

  • Asset protection

 

  • Elder abuse

 

  • Retirement planning

 

  • Mental health law

 

  • Estate and trust administration

 

Certain elder law attorneys handle all these matters, while others specialize in certain areas.

If you have questions about elder law, feel free to contact us for a consultation at (626) 696-3145.

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