Should You Consult An Elder Law Attorney? By Jennifer L. FitzPatrick

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If you are aging and have any assets whatsoever, the answer is probably yes.  Elder law attorneys specialize in issues that pertain to older adults and their families such as estate planning, Veteran benefit applications, Medicaid applications and advance directives.  While many attorneys can offer these services, it is beneficial to work with lawyers who enjoy and best understand working with seniors and their families.  The following are sites that offer more information on elder law attorneys, questions to ask when choosing one, and how to find them:

www.nelf.org National Elder Law Foundation
www.lcplfa.org Life Care Planning Law Firms Association
www.naela.org The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

 

Jennifer L. FitzPatrick
MSW, LCSW-C, CSP
The founder of Jenerations Health Education, Inc., Jennifer FitzPatrick has over 20 years’ experience in healthcare and gerontology. The author of Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing The Stress of Caring For Your Loved One, she is also a gerontology instructor at Johns Hopkins University and an Education Consultant to the Alzheimer’s Association. She helps you reduce stress and increase productivity, morale and revenue. Jennifer and Cruising Through Caregiving have been featured in Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, The Huffington Post, Reader’s Digest, Univision and The Chicago Tribune. She has also appeared on ABC and Sirius XM.

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