Choosing an Elder Law Attorney

An attorney who practices Elder Law works primarily with people as they age and people with disabilities. These attorneys use a variety of legal tools and techniques to meet the goals and objectives of their clients. The benefits that one can find by working with this type of focused law attorney will address general estate planning issues and will counsel clients about planning for incapacity with alternative decision making documents. They will also assist clients in planning for possible long-term care needs, including nursing home care. Locating the appropriate type of care, coordinating private and public resources to finance the cost of care, and working to ensure the client’s right to quality care are all part of the Elder Law practice.

NAELA members are committed to continuing their legal education and enhancing the quality of services they provide their clients.

Important questions
to ask your attorney
for our first meeting:

After you have explained your situation to us, make sure to keep some of these questions in mind:

  • What will it take to resolve it?
  • Are there any alternate courses of action?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of each possibility?
  • Who will handle your case?
  • Are their cases similar to your yours that we have handled? How did they turn out?
  • What happens if a trial is necessary?
  • How are fees computed?
  • What is the estimate of the cost to resolve your problem and how long will it take?