National Elder Law Month
As an elder law firm, the attorneys and staff of Oast & Taylor are often asked: “What is elder law?” Elder law attorneys do many things, but they mostly concentrate their practices on issues that concern older individuals and their families. A common concern that elder law attorneys address is developing a plan to pay for the cost of long-term care, but Oast & Taylor’s elder law attorneys also:
- Prepare powers of attorney, advance medical directives, and other documents that allow an agent to make decisions on behalf of the client in the event that the client cannot do so,
- Prepare wills, trusts, and other documents so that property will pass efficiently to beneficiaries,
- Assist families in administering estates and trusts,
- Advise whether to buy long-term care insurance, and evaluate proposed policies,
- Advise about Social Security, Social Security Disability, and other public and private retirement benefits,
- Assist in applying for Medicaid, Department of Veterans Affairs benefits, and other government programs, and
- Help address instances of elder abuse or fraud.
As attorneys who work primarily with the elderly, we at Oast & Taylor appreciate the complex family, medical, legal, and financial issues that seniors and their families face, and we strive to address our clients’ legal issues in a comprehensive manner. We often work with other professionals, such as accountants, financial planners, and geriatric care managers, to ensure a coordinated plan.
Older Americans Month
Every year since 1963, May has been a month to appreciate and celebrate the vitality and aspirations of older adults and their contributions to our communities. Join Oast & Taylor in celebrating and recognizing their achievements on the 50th anniversary of Older Americans Month. See how older Americans have made remarkable achievements once they’ve hit 60, and vote to select a winner at: http://unleashthepower.challenge.gov.