What is Elder Law?

According to the American Bar Association, Elder Law is a practice area devoted to the needs of a particular type of client as opposed to a particular area of law. While not all elder law clients perceive themselves as elderly, many of them have similar needs. 

Elder law attorneys must be knowledgeable in many areas of the law, including interdictions (Louisiana’s guardianship proceeding), long-term care planning, advance health care directives, powers of attorney, estate planning, probate and trust administration, asset protection, special needs trusts and planning, and elder abuse. 

Elder law attorneys take a holistic approach to addressing clients’ concerns by focusing on the problem to be solved and not one particular area of law. 

Ruston Elder Law Attorney Add Goff provides legal services in the following areas:

  • Medicaid Long-Term Care Planning
  • VA Pension Benefit Planning (including Housebound and Aid & Attendance benefits)
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Enhanced Powers of Attorney (including Durable General Powers of Attorney and Health Care Powers of Attorney)
  • Living Wills (Louisiana Advanced Medical Directives)
  • Interdictions (guardianships)
  • Estate Planning
  • Successions and Probate
  • Special Needs Planning for the disabled.
  • Power of Attorney Abuse
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