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15 ways elder law attorneys can help seniors

Elder law attorneys provide counsel for the unique issues of older clients and their loved ones. They advocate for the rights of seniors and help to navigate federal, state, and local laws. They must be informed about available assistance, both government and private, and knowledgeable of any laws that pertain to the civil rights and well-being of seniors.

Here are 15 ways that elder care attorneys can help caregivers, seniors and their loved ones.

Estate planning
Creating a living trust
Preserving and, if needed, transferring assets
Structuring personal care agreements and compensation
Preparing a durable power of attorney
Applying for guardianship
Preventing financial exploitation
Helping with grandparent’s visitation rights
Buying long-term care insurance
Planning for long-term care
Applying for Medicaid, Medicare, or other assistance
Appealing denials for Medicaid, Medicare, or other assistance
Applying for veteran benefits
Navigating complex family disputes
Fighting elder abuse, fraud, or neglect

Learn more about elder law and how to select the right attorney for your family here.