Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Friday, July 5, 2013

Elder Law Overview


Elder law focuses on the legal needs of the elderly and those with special needs.  Elder law primarily concerns estate planning, probate, guardianship, Medicare, Medicaid, veteran’s benefits, and retirement planning. 

Elder law attorneys commonly advise clients about financing long-term care as well as disability planning.  Resident’s rights advocacy and fiduciary representation are other common aspects that elder law attorneys must deal with.

Even though elder law attorneys are few in number, you should seek an elder law attorney with significant experience in the particular issue you face.  Membership in the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys as well as certification by the National Elder Law Foundation are an indication of an attorney’s dedication to providing quality legal services to the elderly and those with special needs.

See Wesley E. Wright & Molly Dear Abshire, What Is Elder Law?, Wright Abshire Attorneys.


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