What is Elder Law?
A: The practice of Elder Law and Special Needs Law involves much more than tax and estate planning for senior citizens and persons with disabilities. Elder Law and Special Needs Law also focuses on helping senior citizens and those with disabilities access the maximum amount of government benefits and assisting them to secure independence through disability planning. The attorneys at the Elder Law Firm of Anderson Associates have successfully fought for Medicare coverage for home health care, veteran's pensions, HUD rent subsidies, and Medicaid for nursing home and home care. Elder Law and Special Needs Law also focuses on preventing financial exploitation, avoiding probate guardianship, preventing unnecessary pain, and providing life support with comprehensive powers of attorney. Finally, an Elder Law and Special Needs attorney advocates for disabled seniors and persons with disabilities to stay at home as long as possible when a disability occurs.
Should I hire a lawyer?
For issues like elder abuse, fraud recovery, and various forms of neglect, hiring a lawyer is highly recommended. However, there are a variety of reasons consulting with an attorney would save you and your loved ones a lot of money, grief, and legal hassles, including these reasons: