The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) has declared the month of May “National Elder Law Month.” NAELA will be sponsoring programs throughout the United States to educate older Americans about their legal rights and to call attention to the legal resources available to them within their own communities. I am a member of NAELA, which is a professional association of attorneys dedicated to improving the availability and delivery of legal services to older Americans. In this third in a series of five posts, I want to talk more about the work that elder law attorneys do for our clients and what makes us different than other attorneys who offer to prepare basic wills and trusts.
What differentiates Elder Law and Special Needs Planning attorneys from others in the legal profession?
Qualified Elder Law and Special Needs Planning attorneys bring a different perspective to the delivery of services to their clients. Elder Law and Special Needs Planning attorneys use a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to help seniors, people with disabilities, and their families in a caring, compassionate way that seeks to preserve dignity for such individuals. Elder Law and Special Needs Planning attorneys look at what is best for their clients from all points of view, and are able to address these issues in an objective way.