What is Elder Law?
Elder law focuses on the legal needs of the elderly and encompasses a variety of legal tools and techniques to meet the long-term care, financial, and estate planning goals and objectives of the older client. Utilizing a holistic planning approach, the elder law attorney handles general estate planning issues and counsels with clients about planning for possible incapacity and long-term care needs.
This includes subject matter such as wills and trusts, powers of attorney, healthcare directives, and guardianship/conservatorship. Elder law attorneys can assist in assessing the type of long-term care needs, locating the appropriate long-term care facility, coordinating private and public resources to finance the cost of care, and working to ensure the client’s right to and receipt of quality care.
Chad R. Oldham, Esq.
Oldham Law Firm, PLLC