What is Elder Law?
Elder Law is defined by the client the attorney represents. The client is a senior citizen who has a range of needs, both legal and practical. While the variety of services offered by an elder law attorney depends on the law firm, elder law attorneys generally specialize in:
- Medicaid Asset Protection / Avoidance of Spousal Impoverishment
- Medicaid and PASSPORT Application Filing
- Estate Planning, including Trusts and Administration of Trusts
- Durable Financial Powers of Attorney
- Advance Directives
- Estate Administration and Probation of Estate
- Medicare and Social Security Claims
- Elder Abuse
Is Your Elder Law Attorney Certified?
What is a Certified Elder Law Attorney?
To become certified, an attorney must be a licensed attorney in good standing for five years, attend continuing education seminars on various elder law issues, pass a full-day certification exam, and must have references from other certified attorneys. Richard Taps and Maggie Sutton are among only six Certified Elder Law Attorneys in Central Ohio.