Elder law refers to a specialized area of legal practice that focuses on issues that affect older adults and their families. It covers a range of legal topics, including estate planning, long-term care planning, guardianship, healthcare decision-making, and financial exploitation prevention.
Elder law attorneys typically work with older adults, their families, and caregivers to provide legal advice and representation on a variety of issues related to aging. They may help clients create wills and trusts, establish powers of attorney and advance directives for healthcare, navigate the complex healthcare system, and protect their assets from financial exploitation.
Elder law also encompasses a range of issues related to elder abuse and neglect. Elder law attorneys may represent older adults who have been victims of physical, emotional, or financial abuse or neglect, and they may help clients take legal action against perpetrators of elder abuse.
Overall, elder law is an important and growing field of legal practice that helps older adults and their families navigate the complex legal issues that can arise as they age.
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