Estate planning is a long and tedious process and one that you surely don’t want to undertake by yourself. It is always best to hire an estate planning attorney to help you on this journey. They can relieve the tedium, make things go more smoothly and efficiently, answer all of your questions, and leave with the best possible outcome for you and your loved ones. But what is an estate plan? An estate plan is a combination of wills, trusts, end-of-life, and other documentation put together in a portfolio. There is a lot to consider when creating an estate plan. Who will get your money and assets after you die? Who will care for your disabled spouse or children if you have any, and how will you be buried? These and many other questions are answered and taken care of in the estate planning process.
Elder law is a highly sensitive and specialized area of law that focuses on helping seniors and the elderly through the later phases in life. It is different from other areas of the law because of the age of the clients. Older adults often have different things going on than younger adults, and their needs are often more specialized. An elder law attorney is often more equipped to deal with the sensitive emotional and financial needs of seniors and disabled adults. This means that they are able to handle challenging situations effectively. Elder law attorneys are able to deal with a wide variety of issues, including estate planning, long term health care, social security, guardianship, retirement, and Medicaid (or Medi-Cal in California), and Medicare. Continue reading “What Exactly Is Elder Law?”