Monday, July 21, 2014

What Should You Look For In An Elder Law Attorney?

ElderLawGuy (and good friend) Jeff Marshall has a great blog post on "How to Find A Good Attorney for Older Adult Issues"  He knows whereof he speaks and starts off by explaining the important reasons for asking the right questions:

"Planning for senior issues like incapacity and long term care is an important aspect of the services provided by what have become known as “elder law attorneys.”  Unfortunately, in most states any lawyer can say he or she practices elder law or hold themselves out as being an “elder law attorney” even if the lawyer has little or no experience with the issues that are especially important to older adults. This means seniors must be particularly cautious in choosing a lawyer and carefully investigate the lawyer before hiring." 

Jeff explains the significance of "certification" as a specialist and how to assess "ratings" or particular approaches to planning, such as "life care planning."  The post is useful both for consumers and young attorneys thinking about how to build a respected career.  

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/2014/07/what-should-you-look-for-in-an-elder-law-attorney-.html

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