May is National Elder Law Month
In 1963, President John F. Kennedy first proclaimed May as the month to honor Americans who are 65 and older. The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys supports this proclamation, declaring May to be National Elder Law Month.
Today, over 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day. Older individuals often have unique and special needs that require legal attention. Elder lawyers have the knowledge and expertise to deal with these important legal issues, and are dedicated to meeting the needs of our older citizens.
The list of issues in which elder lawyers can be of service is a long one. It includes wills and estate planning, drafting financial and medical powers of attorney in the event of incapacity, Medicare and Medicaid planning, issues surrounding long-term care, guardianships and probate, and elder abuse and exploitation, just to name a few.
Whatever the issue, an elder law attorney can help deal with the challenging legal problems often associated with aging.