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May is National Elder Law Month

Posted May 1, 2015 at 4:56 PM

National Elder Law Month was established by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) as a way to recognize the area of law which supports the senior community.

Elder Law relates to the type of person who is served and Elder Law attorneys represent, counsel and assist seniors, people with disabilities and their families with a variety of legal issues.

According to the Administration on Aging, the population 65 and over has increased from 35 million in 2000 to 41.4 million in 2011 (18% increase) and is projected to increase to 79.7 million in 2040. Within 20 years, persons over the age of 65 will comprise 20% of the U.S. population.  Planning for this age group must include consideration of long-term care, a cost that can be incredibly expensive and often has very a significant effect on the immediate family.

For more information about Elder Law and selecting an Elder Law Attorney, click the download button below for a complimentary copy of NAELA’s brochure, titled Questions & Answers When Looking for an Elder and Special Needs Law Attorney.  For more information about the Elder Law practice at Miller, Miller & Canby click here.