What Is the Role of an Elder Law Attorney?

Attorneys that specialize in elder law represent the elderly and their families. As you become older, you’ll have to make numerous decisions about aging and end-of-life care, such as estate, nursing facility, and disability planning. Below, experienced elder law attorney, Douglas Lauenstein discusses the case types an elder law attorney takes and questions to ask during your consultation. 

Types of Cases 

Elder law attorneys are generally better qualified to handle the delicate emotional and physical demands of elderly persons, and can thus handle a wide range of difficult circumstances. Below are typical cases that elder law attorneys handle: 

  • Wills, Estate plans and probate
  • Power of Attorney 
  • Long-term care options, medicare, patient rights and healthcare power of attorney 
  • Financial planning
  • Guardianship 
  • Living Will and Advance Directives

Questions For An Elder Law Attorney 

Not every elder law attorney will specialize in all areas of law that an elder may need assistance with. It’s essential that when you are hiring an elder law attorney, you ask the right questions to ensure that you will get the best legal assistance possible. Below are some questions to consider during your consultation with an elder law attorney:

  • How long have you been practicing in the area of elder law?
  • Is elder law one of your main practice areas?
  • Is there a particular aspect of elder law that you focus on?
  • Do I need to prepare any specific documents for my consultation?

Asset protection, financial power of attorney, advanced medical directives, guardianships, and other legal issues can all be handled by skilled attorney Douglas C. Lauenstein of Lauenstein Law Firm. My goal is to address the client’s worries, requirements, and aspirations as they get older, and to devise a strategy to reduce uncertainty and worry in the future. To schedule a consultation with Douglas Lauenstein, call (410)256-0311 today.