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What is Elder Law?

Jul 14, 2017 | FAQs

What is Elder Law?
Elder Law is a highly specialized area of law involving legal issues that predominantly affect seniors, the disabled, their loved ones and caregivers. This field encompasses numerous areas of law, including Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts, Guardianship issues, asset protection, and elder abuse. Elder law also includes issues related to Medicare and Medicaid benefits, Social Security, other retirement plans, and planning for Long-Term Care needs. No single Elder Law Attorney practices in all of these subareas.
Elder Law Attorneys are advocates for seniors, people with disabilities, and their loved ones. They protect and assist vulnerable segments of our population.
What is the focus of Elder Law Group PLLC?
Elder Law Group PLLC focuses on the particular needs of seniors, those with special needs, and their families. Our Estate Planning practice goes beyond the traditional realm of Wills and Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives. Our firm offers these important legal services, and much more. We address the legal and social issues affecting seniors, the disabled, vulnerable adults, and their families.
Our goal is to address every contingency you and your family may face with aging, illness, or incapacity. Advance planning for your estate ensures flexibility as different circumstances arise. We take a holistic approach to Elder Law. We believe this approach ensures quality of life and helps maintain autonomy and dignity, while preserving assets.
Our firm focuses on Asset Protection Estate Planning™, Long-Term Care issues, government benefits, including Medicaid and Veterans benefits, Medicaid Asset Preservation StrategiesTM, Special Needs Trusts, Estate and Trust administration, and other Elder Law issues. We can help you design an Estate Plan that is best tailored to meet your objectives and preserve your assets.
We invite you to learn more about our team here, and read what our clients have to say about us here.
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Elder Law Group PLLC has been recognized as one of the fastest growing law firms in the U.S. as an Annual Law Firm 500 Award honoree. Contact us or call (509) 468-0551 (Spokane office), or (509) 579-0206 (Tri-Cities office), for personal, compassionate, and competent guidance on the particular needs of seniors, the disabled, or vulnerable adults and their families.
 

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