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When Should You Hire an Elder Law Attorney?

Updated: Jul 12, 2022

Seniors face complex legal concerns that are often different from what they faced when they were younger. Actions that might seem simple and logical, like putting a child’s name on a bank account or deed, may have unintended legal effects. As a senior or someone who’s helping make decisions for a senior, it’s important that you work with an attorney who has experience in Elder Law. Your LegalShield membership makes that easy.

What is Elder Law? Elder Law encompasses many different fields of law. Some of these fields include:

  • Preservation/transfer of assets seeking to avoid spousal impoverishment when a spouse enters a nursing home

  • Medicaid Planning/Applications

  • Social security and disability claims and appeals

  • Disability planning, including use of durable powers of attorney, living trusts, “living wills,” for financial management and health care decisions

  • Conservatorships and guardianships

  • Estate planning, including trusts, wills, and other planning documents

  • Probate

  • Administration and management of trusts and estates

  • Long-term care placements in nursing home and life care communities

  • Nursing home issues including questions of patients’ rights and nursing home quality

  • Elder abuse and fraud recovery cases

  • Retirement, including public and private retirement benefits, survivor benefits, and pension benefits

Questions? Contact us at (412)-391-1014 for a free consultation.

Find an elder law attorney that is the perfect fit for you through Fiffik Law Group, P.C.


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