May is National Elder Law Month
In 1958, President Eisenhower issued a proclamation establishing the first day of May as National Law Day; a day officially designated for Americans to celebrate our Constitution and reaffirm our dedication to the rule of Law.
May is also National Elder Law Month. This designation was established by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, as a way to acknowledge the profession which supports the senior community (defined as people over 65 years of age) with all of their planning needs.
Many people question, what is “Elder Law”? Essentially, Elder Law is a classification of law that relates less to the type of casework performed and more to the type of person who is served. Elder Law attorneys represent, counsel, and assist seniors and their families with a variety of legal issues.
Planning for this age group must include considering long term care. The cost for this care can be incredibly expensive, and the effect on the family profound.
All too often, Americans wait to deal with these issues in times of crisis, rather than working with an Elder Law Attorney before the crisis occurs. By planning ahead, seniors can ensure a better quality of life and feel certain they have the services and support they need in place as they get older.
It is vital for families and seniors to be educated on the need to plan for this possibility. Elder Law Attorneys help their clients through counseling the elderly, and their families, on how to prepare adequately for these types of care.
Here at Clair Law, we understand the importance of these decisions and can assist you in determining the best planning tools for you. Not only will we help you understand, and establish, Long-Term Care Planning, but we can also assist in any of the following areas:
Assent Protection/Divestment Large Estates
Beneficiaries Lifetime Giving
Business Succession Long-Term Care Planning
Charitable Giving Minor Children
Estate & Gift Tax Planning Probate Avoidance
Executors/Personal Representatives Retirement Account Beneficiaries
Farm Succession Revision of Current Plan