The phrase “elder law” is generally used to refer to the wide range of legal issues and problems that tend to be encountered by or arise most frequently for older adults and their families. While there is no universally accepted definition, the subject of elder law is often thought to include matters such as estate planning, planning to protect against the possible onset of disability or incapacity, methods to maintain control over health care and related decision-making, guidance concerning tax and regulatory issues primarily affecting seniors, measures to provide protection to older persons against the risk of loss of their assets, advice and assistance concerning eligibility for, and successful collection of, various kinds of private and public benefits, representation involving age discrimination in employment and other contexts, and the prevention and pursuit of remedies for elder abuse.

The aspects of our practice which we would consider to be part of “elder law” are summarized on our Elder Law page.

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