Your senior years should represent the reward and fulfillment of years of hard work. It should serve as a new beginning with less financial pressure and fewer responsibilities. It should not be marked by apprehension, fear and loneliness due to the pressures caused by new laws, rules and bureaucracies. Proper planning and legal counsel can help seniors make the right decisions about financial security, health care, and the protection of their rights.
What is Elder Law?
Elder Law is a relatively new area of law that addresses issues facing older persons. Practice areas that are included within Elder Law are estate planning, wills, trusts, arrangements for care, social security and retirement benefits, protection against elder abuse (physical, emotional and financial), and other concerns of older people. As more people live longer, it has become an increasingly important field.
Why is Elder Law Important Now?
Reflect on the following facts:
- Some 80 million baby boomers are now moving into their “golden years”
- Every seven seconds, another person reaches age 50.
As a result of the reasons listed above, there is a great demand for information about the complexities of the laws and choices facing older and disabled adults. In addition, many of the entitlements, such as Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, and “health care reform,” are being driven at the federal level.
Since lots of changes take place in legislation in regards to Elder Law, it takes a committed attorney to stay of top in this area of law. Robert E. Fuller, Jr., Attorney at Law, has developed significant expertise in the field of Elder Law and can help guide you through these legal decisions.
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