Elder Law

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
  • Guardianships
  • 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.

Certified Elder Law Attorney