Both of the terms Elder Law and Special Needs Law actually describe several different areas of law that are used for the planning, care and protection of both senior citizens and their families and physically or mentally impaired individuals. These areas of law are the only areas that are titled by the people they serve rather than the exact law that is practiced.
An attorney practicing Elder Law and Special Needs Law must be well versed in several areas of law. The specific areas of law most frequently practiced by an attorney claiming to practice Elder Law are: Estate Planning and Powers of Attorney, Probate, and Medicaid Planning. In addition to these areas, Chrys Jones is experienced in helping clients qualify for and get VA Aid & Attendance Benefits, the consideration of least restrictive alternatives for the care of an incapacitated loved one, and the appointment of a Guardian if one of those alternatives isn’t practical.
Special Needs Law is widely known for the creation of Special Needs Trusts for the care of a special needs loved one, but Chrys Jones also focuses on preservation of SSI benefits, Guardianship, and Estate Planning for the family members wishing to provide care for the special needs individual.
Of course, individuals who are neither elderly nor special needs often find themselves needing assistance with matters in these specific areas of law. Chrys Jones treats all clients in all circumstances with the individuality and care their circumstances prescribe whether it be probate, guardianship, estate planning, or long-term care planning through Medicaid or VA Aid & Attendance benefits.
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