Elder law attorneys are holistic lawyers, dealing with the legal and non-legal problems of their clients by using a multi-disciplinary approach. Geriatric care managers, guardians, social workers and other aging-network professionals play an important role in this approach. Our goal is to address the broad range of needs in a holistic fashion so that the social, psychological, medical and financial needs are met, not just the legal needs.
Our elder law attorneys bring to their practice knowledge of the elderly that allows them to ignore the myths relating to aging and the competence of the elderly. At the same time, they take into account and empathize with some of the true physical and mental difficulties that often accompany the aging process. Their understanding of the afflictions of the aged allows them to determine more easily the difference between the physical versus the mental disability of a client. Elder law attorneys are more aware of real life problems, health and otherwise, that tend to crop up as persons age. They are tied into a formal or informal system of social workers, psychologists and other elder care professionals who may be of assistance to you.
Legal problems that affect the elderly are growing in number and the laws and regulations are becoming more complex. Actions taken by older people with regard to a single matter may have unintended legal effects. Our attorneys have a broad understanding of the laws that may have an impact on a given situation.