As we age, our legal needs change: we may need to consider making retirement plans, setting up a power of attorney, and navigating Social Security or Medicare issues. An elder law attorney specializes in the legal issues that affect older adults. Whether you need to prepare a will or you want to explore assisted living options, an elder care attorney can help.
GetLegal's Attorney Directory can put you in touch with lawyers in your area who can offer the guidance you need.
How do I choose a lawyer?
Consider the following:
- Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
- How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
- How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
- Is the lawyer's office conveniently located near you?