What is Elder Law?

The practice of Elder Law encompasses a wide range of legal issues unique to seniors. It includes traditional estate planning services such as drafting Wills, Trusts, Health Care Proxies and Powers of Attorney. It also includes financial planning to protect one’s assets and to pay for the ever-rising cost of long-term health care. This latter type of asset protection planning may include drafting documents such as a Deed with Retained Life Use, Irrevocable Trusts, Personal Service Contracts, Promissory Notes and other documents depending on each person’s unique personal and financial situation.

Elder Law also includes advocating for seniors in hospital, nursing home and/or assisted living facility settings, completing applications for Medicaid and counseling on issues of financial abuse of the elderly. Kathleen also has experience in coordinating housing, medical and social issues with financial advisors, long-term care insurance professionals and geriatric care professionals for clients and their families.

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