For over 40 years the month of May has been designated as a time to acknowledge and give a voice to seniors. Since its declaration in 1963 as “Senior Citizens Month” by President John F. Kennedy, the title has evolved into National Elder Law Month.
With help and support from The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) National Elder Law Month every year during the month of May attorneys in the field of elder law provide information, materials, resources, and legal direction to their communities.
Why National Elder Law Month is Important?
Having May designated as National Elder Law Month highlights and brings awareness of legal issues and problems seniors or caretakers of seniors may be dealing with. Whether you have just reached the age of being considered a senior or you are the legal caretaker of an individual who is a senior, knowing your rights within elder law is important.
Elder Law Practice Areas
Not all areas of elder law apply to every individual. An elder law attorney can help you determine what areas might be applicable to the situation you are encountering. Depending on your situation an Elder law attorney can practice in many areas that may include but are not limited to:
- Estate Planning
- Asset Protection Planning
- Long-term Care Planning
- Special Needs Trusts
- Retirement Planning
- Medical Directive
If you, a family member or a loved one need legal help or assistance, remember it’s never too late to plan. For more information, make your appointment with an elder law attorney at Brinkley Walser Stoner.