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What Does an Elder Law Attorney Do?

Elder law attorneys focus on helping aging seniors or disabled adults with a variety of legal matters. These matters include planning for long term medical costs, qualifying for Medicaid, protecting assets and drafting legal documents like a living will. 

Elder law attorneys handle the unique issues that older adults face in planning to age with dignity. Attorneys practicing Elder law understand how to legally protect complicated and high net worth estates from rising nursing home costs. They can also help seniors qualify for benefits that contribute to paying for assisted living facilities.

They’re able to handle sensitive family issues and work with adult children to fulfil the potentially challenging needs of the senior.   

Elder law attorneys help educate seniors and provide legal assistance within the following practice areas:

  1. Medicaid Planning
  2. Living Wills and Trusts
  3. Estate Planning
  4. Power of Attorney Drafting
  5. Long-term Health Care Planning
  6. Veterans Benefit Planning
  7. Special Needs Planning
  8. Guardianship

Instead of using multiple lawyers who specialize in each of these areas, elder law attorneys use their knowledge in each of these areas to advise you properly. 

What Can an Elder Law Attorney Do For You

An elder law attorney can help you with planning before a crisis hits, leaving your family in a vulnerable position financially.

Here are a couple ways an elder law attorney can help:

  1. Provide local resources to families
  2. Drafting a durable power of attorney  

We Represent Seniors Located in South Florida

If you need expert legal advice or services in South Florida, The Siegel Law Group is the elder law firm for you. With offices in Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens, Fort Lauderdale, Aventura and Miami, The Siegel Law Group has a location conveniently located near you.

At The Siegel Law Group, we treat our clients like family. Check out Managing Partner Barry Siegel, who’s been a part of the Boca Raton community since 1998.

We offer a free consultation for anyone looking to learn more about our elder law services. We want to educate Florida’s seniors on all the options available to them and give them the peace of mind they deserve. You can schedule a free consultation by contacting us here.

The founder of The Siegel Law Group, P.A., Barry is a driven attorney with a passion to make people’s lives better and simpler. He counsels both individuals and families on diverse issues, like: • Trust and Estate Planning and Asset Protection (using both domestic and foreign strategies) • Elder Law Planning • Medicaid Planning • Veterans Benefits • Special Needs Planning


  • Marie D. Brune
    October 11, 2018 at 11:44 am

    An Elder Law Attorney is aware of the real-life problems.

  • Elder Law Attorney
    June 1, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    Thank you for this wonderful question,

    An Elder Law attorney specializes in how to best use their knowledge to fit the needs of seniors. for example the “Mental health law”, The Elder Law is defined by the client to be served.