Elder Law Attorneys Are Becoming Key To Seniors’ Decision-Making

Leonard Mondschein, immediate past chairman of the Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar, says people’s longer lifespans have made elder law more important. Arlene Lakin, co-chair of the Broward County Bar Association Elder Law Section, said attorneys in the field help their clients with everything from veterans’ benefits and standard estate planning to wills and trusts, receiving public benefits and helping to overcome the difficulties of paying for long-term care. With people now living longer and nursing home costs becoming more expensive, helping people receive care, including dealing with Medicaid, has become a challenge. Such developments, Mondschein said, have become key factors in the development of elder law. Citing numerous advancements in medical science, Lakin agrees.  (Read Full Article Here)

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