What is Elder Law?

Medical, financial, and caregiving services are complex; elder law attorneys are lawyers who assist the elderly (and their family members and caregivers) with issues related to aging and long-term care.  It is considered a subspecialty of estate planning.  Specific areas in which our office is well-versed include:

  • Preservation and transfer of assets
  • Long-term care planning, placement, and finances; including in-home care and nursing care
  • Medicare and Medicaid [MaineCare] planning
  • Estate and disability planning, including wills, trusts, and powers of attorney for financial and health needs
  • Guidance on using retirement benefits
  • Probate and estate administration
  • Conservatorships and guardianships (in the event of physical or mental incapacity)
  • Home equity conversions (reverse mortgages)
  • Elder abuse and fraud recovery issues

Typically, working with an elder law attorney is a long-term relationship, not just as a transaction.  There is no set obligation, but the expectation is that aging is a process where things keep changing, so an attorney’s guidance may be needed periodically.

Rev 09/22

The information presented on this website is general in nature and not intended to be legal advice. No attorney-client relationship will exist with Jones, Kuriloff & Sargent, LLC unless agreed to in writing. Please contact us to discuss your particular situation.