According to a 2021 estate planning and wills study by Caring.com, only 44% of American adults aged 55 years and older have estate planning documents in place. As you grow older, it is important that you prepare for the uncertainties of life by getting your end-of-life plan properly and legally documented. Elder law attorneys work with older adults and their loved ones on asset management and estate planning matters.
If you are contemplating elder care or you need assistance drafting your estate plan, it is important that you speak with a knowledgeable California estate planning attorney for proper guidance. The Elder & Disability Law Firm, APC is dedicated to offering experienced legal guidance and advocacy to clients in elder law-related matters, including estate planning, power of attorney, advanced directives, and nursing home care. The firm is available to discuss your personal situation and determine the ideal end-of-life plan that best suits your unique needs.
The Elder & Disability Law Firm, APC proudly serves clients throughout Southern California, including Redlands, Riverside, Rancho Cucamonga, and Palm Springs.
What is Elder Law?
Elder law is an area of law that covers a huge spectrum of legal issues that affect older adults, their families, caretakers, and relatives. It involves counseling and representing older individuals in the legal matters of estate planning. Elder law also helps ensure that a person's estate planning documents are up-to-date, detailed, and legally valid. An elder law attorney can:
- Advocate for the elderly and their loved ones
- Help senior citizens prepare for financial freedom and autonomy
- Guide family members through key decisions affecting their elder loved-ones
Additionally, elder law attorneys handle different issues, including long-term care planning, health care, retirement, guardianship, Social Security, Medicare/Medi-Cal planning, and other essential legal matters.