What is Elder Law?


Among lawyers, there really is no clear definition for the term Elder Law. Why? Because it encompasses so many areas. Such as estate planning, Medicaid eligibility, Medicare law, Social Security law, wills, trusts, probate, retirement planning, health care planning, disability, incapacity, dementia, Alzheimer’s; and the list goes on. Perhaps the best definition I have seen is “Elder Law is an area of law which applies a holistic approach to addressing the unique legal needs of senior citizens, including retirement benefits, estate planning, health care, and other issues.”

Many people refer to firms that do what we do as Elder Law Firms, and in many respects they are right. Much of what we do falls clearly under the above definition. In fact we do all the things listed in previous paragraph. However we consider our firm more and we hope you will too. We consider ourselves personal family lawyers. We realize that most people have goals for themselves and their families. We focus on achieving those goals. We are a goal-oriented firm. Whether your goal is for a comfortable retirement, to assure high quality health care, passing assets to future generations, protecting what your parents worked their lives to build, make sure your spouse or your children are cared for after you are gone, providing for a disabled child, making sure your business passes to and benefits the people you love, staying in your home as long as possible, building wealth or just keeping what you have; we want to be there to help you. We can’t tell you how to make money, that’s your job; but we can show you how to make sure the assets you worked so hard to earn go toward achieving your goals for you and your loved ones. Whether that means helping you defend your assets or retrieving assets wrongly taken by others. Because earning it is just the beginning!!!

This article was provided by Mitchell C. Payne, Attorney at Law, Founder of Payne & Black, LLC., one of South Carolina’s TOP Elder Law and Estate Planning Law Firms.  Attorney Payne and his firm has a Featured Listing on ElderCareMatters.com– America’s National Directory of Elder Care / Senior Care Resources to help families plan for and deal with the issues of Aging.

If you have additional questions about your family’s Elder Care / Senior Care Matters, you can count on ElderCareMatters.com (America’s National Directory of Elder Care / Senior Care Resources) to help you find America’s Top Elder Care / Senior Care Professionals.  You can find Local Elder Care / Senior Care Experts by Searching our National Database by City and Service Category.  (This Search feature is located on the homepage of ElderCareMatters.com).

The Elder Care / Senior Care Experts that are found on ElderCareMatters.com can provide you with the help you need in a total of 78 different Elder Care / Senior Care Services, including Elder Law, Estate Planning, Home Care, Medicaid Planning, Assisted Living, Care Management, Daily Money Management, Senior Living, Investment Advisory Services, Tax & Accounting Services, Wills & Trusts, Probate plus many other Elder Care Services.

We look forward to helping you plan for and deal with your family’s Issues of Aging.

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What is Elder Law? was last modified: April 7th, 2023 by Mitchell Payne