10 Questions for an Elder Law Attorney

Does the Practice Focus on a Particular Niche?

The only way to know is to ask. So remember to question the law firm about its range of experience, especially as it relates to the area of elder law in which you're seeking help. Sometime later, you may need the firm for another facet of elder law, so it's good to ensure its lawyers have a wide range of skills.

According to Elder Law Answers, some areas of expertise might include:

  • Abuse of the elderly
  • Age discrimination
  • Asset protection
  • Disability
  • Estate planning
  • Guardianship
  • Long-term care
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Mental health issues
  • Power of attorney
  • Retirement and pensions
  • Social Security
  • Management of estates, trusts and wills

Are you experienced? On the next page, we'll find out if your lawyer is or not.