Elder Law Attorney
What is Elder Law?
Elder law broadly relates to any kind of legal planning that
is unique to the elderly, their care, the protection of their assets, and the impact aging or illness may have on family too. The practice of elder law integrates various legal practices, such as estate planning, special needs planning, asset protection, and general advocacy, as well as income tax planning, and placement planning. It may include planning and advocacy for persons with special needs, such as a spouse or child, or the client. Governmental benefits, including but not limited to SSI, SSDI, Medicaid (which in Maine, is called MaineCare), Medicare, and Social Security, often need to be addressed as part of the overall representation.
The best elder law planning is done on a proactive rather than reactive basis. We service clients with both needs but encourage the public and their families to think proactively in many ways. Our blog, Planning for Life’s Transitions, and social media pages (like our facebook page) are all designed to encourage the public to stop, think, and plan on a proactive basis. At the end of our representation in an estate planning matter, clients are offered the opportunity to sign-up for a low-cost annual client relationship service ($50 a year), which provides many benefits, including an annual wellness package, which is designed to encourage former clients to stop annually and reflect on what has changed with respect to their life situation, their health, their wealth, and many other areas of concern.
Why You Need an Elder Law Attorney
As elder law attorneys, we have skills, knowledge, and practice experience in addressing the needs of seniors and persons with special needs. If you are a senior or a person with special needs, you need an elder law attorney that knows how to best address your needs. The legal landscape is complex. Get the right tool for the job and contact our elder lawyers today.
Communities We Serve
Our pre-crisis elder law practice covers Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. However, to ensure that clients receive the most effective service, we generally limit our crisis based elder law practice to persons located in Maine. We are happy to make a referral if we are unable to assist you.