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What is Elder Law?

There are several areas, fields, and specialties of legal practice. Elder Law is a particular specialty focused on planning for the care and protection of the elderly. It is a branching term used to cover several subsets of legal practice: the creation of a will, estate planning, the legal management of benefits & annuities (as well as their appropriate protections), and more.

While many traditionally view these matters as simple planning for their future for the benefit of their loved ones, it is a rapidly growing field of practice because it can provide necessary protections for one’s own care as one advances in age. In brief: it is more than a matter of simply preparing for the end, but also preparing for the care that may be required in advance of that.

While the terminology of ‘Elder Law’ may sound daunting, in practice it amounts to Solkoff Legal and our experienced elder law attorneys acting to advise, assist, and counsel our clients. The focus of Elder Law is on the client’s needs as they change and evolve with age. Thus, the legal services involved can come in a variety of forms: predicting and planning for long-term care, assisting in the creation and appointment of a fiduciary or Power of Attorney, advising of potential public or private resources to assist in covering projected costs, and protecting & preserving the interests and care of our clients.

More Than Just Your Will

The immediate question that springs to mind for many, though, would be what planning they would require apart from a standard will. Well – increasing numbers of Americans are requiring additional care to perform the activities of daily living. In fact, per a recent document release from the AARP in March of 2017, an estimated “60% (7 million) of adults needing help with everyday activities were 65 or older.”

The reality is that estate planning and preparation for long-term care are growing necessities for Americans, and Solkoff Legal stands ready to serve our clients by planning for their golden years. If you are in need of assistance or help, we are ready to guide you through the process. With experienced and caring attorneys and staff, we have put together a nationally recognized system and one that makes a tremendous difference in people’s lives. To learn more and to see if our elder care attorneys could be a good fit for you, set an initial consultation. When you call the Florida office, you will be told what to expect and you will then shortly receive more information in the mail in advance of your meeting.

 

We Can Help.

Contact us today by calling our Delray Beach, Florida office at (561) 733-4242 or click the “book a consultation” box below to schedule a time directly with our elder care attorneys.

 

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    Attorney Scott Solkoff has worked together with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs on three significant projects designed to benefit Florida’s seniors. The first was the development of the Florida Guardianship Education Coalition which Mr. Solkoff co-chaired with the late Honorable Thomas E. Penick, Jr. The second was the development of a pooled special needs trust managed by a legislatively-created direct service organization. The trust is the first of its kind to provide legislatively-authorized protection for assets of persons with disabilities while also providing funding for indigent people who require otherwise cost-prohibitive guardianship. The third project is the housing of SHINE volunteers in the offices of Solkoff Legal, P.A.

     

    Solkoff Legal, P.A. was selected as a counseling site where seniors can meet with trained volunteers who provide consumer guidance on Medicare and other insurance choices. Solkoff Legal, P.A. provides complimentary space and support services for the Florida Department of Elder Affairs SHINE program. For more information on the SHINE program or to set an appointment with a SHINE representative, visit the SHINE website. The fact that the SHINE program meets in the law offices of Solkoff Legal, P.A. does not imply any legal advice or endorsement by Solkoff Legal, P.A. of advice provided by SHINE representatives and nor does this program infer any endorsement of Solkoff Legal, P.A. by the SHINE program or the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. This program is part of the charitable mission of Solkoff Legal, P.A.

    Solkoff Legal is Board Certified by The Florida Bar.

    Board certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in various areas of law, professionalism, and ethics. Solkoff lawyers are Florida Bar Board Certified Specialists in Elder Law.

    Solkoff Legal is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.

    NAELA is a non-profit organization that assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others. Their mission is to educate, inspire, serve, and provide community to attorneys with practices in special needs and elder law.

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    ACTEG fellowship is awarded based on exceptional skill & reputation. Lawyers must have more than 10 years experience in the practice of probate & trust law or estate planning–knowledge crucial in practicing elder law.

    Solkoff Legal is a member of the Elder Care Matters Alliance.

    Resource for elder and senior care experts with information & answers about a wide range of eldercare-related matters. Their primary areas of focus are elder law attorneys, home care providers, and senior living.

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    Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition & professional achievement. Solkoff Legal has been recognized as experts in elder law, estate planning & probate.