Elder law is a complex and multi-faceted field that requires a vast knowledge of estate planning and life care planning. Your attorney will need to know the laws that affect seniors, the financial and tax implications of an estate plan, and how to best protect a client’s health in later life. But how do you know which law firm is right for you?
Can Any Attorney Be My Elder Law Attorney?
Attorneys can practice any type of law they want, but most will stick to a handful of practice areas under a related theme. While an injury attorney may be extremely adept at handling some types of cases, your loved one may be better served by an attorney with a strong focus on elder law.
Once you have found a few law firms with a concentration in elder law, consider whether your chosen firm:
- Helps family members with long-term care planning. Many of our clients need help transitioning a loved one into a nursing home. We help find ways to manage this expense and connect you with other professionals in your area to get your family member the quality care they need.
- Allows you to make informed decisions. Your attorney should have experience handling Medicaid applications, knowledge of local nursing homes and their reputations, and the ability to warn you of known scams targeting seniors. You want an attorney who is willing to answer your legal questions when you have a problem you cannot handle alone.
- Provides personalized care. Many websites offer do-it-yourself wills and trusts, but they may not tell you whether your documents will achieve your specific goals—or if they are the best way to protect your assets. As a small family firm, we build personal and lasting relationships with our clients—finding unique solutions to protect what matters most to you.
At Landskind & Ricaforte Law Group, P.C., it is our goal to give you peace of mind at every step of the legal process. Contact our elder law and Medicaid planning attorneys today through our online form to learn how we can help.