Elder Care Law

Elder care is a specialized area of the law, requiring attorneys to focus on the different legal matters that impact older people. These include issues related to long term care planning, guardianship, power of attorney, health care, Social Security, and more. Port Legal is fully versed in elder care.  We understand the sensitive legal matters that so often impact this vulnerable population. In fact, Port Legal is a member of ElderCounsel, a group specializing in legal issues pertaining to elder care.

Why Choose Elder Care Law?


This arm of the law is full of fine-print and potential for contention. An experienced elder law attorney has the experience and know-how you need to ensure that everything is in order. This is the case whether they’re legally validating details related to wills and trusts, handling the intricacies of a Medicaid application, or helping you with issues that arise when your loved one requires the care of a nursing home care or assisted living. They’ll help you cover the entire process, not just drafting a will. You’ll get the assistance you need every step of the way.  

Specialized Legal Knowledge

An elder law attorney will have information about these matters that a general attorney won’t. Elder care law is very specific and it varies from state to state.  You should work with an attorney that has an intimate knowledge of legal issues and the law specifically pertaining to the state of Ohio.

Legal Counsel

An elder care lawyer isn’t just familiar with the law; they have an understanding of complex family situations. They’re accustomed to handling inheritance issues, legal issues, divorce, benefits and care that children could lay claim to, incapacitation, and more. Your elder law attorney helps you deal with the many professionals who play a significant role in a senior’s life, including doctors, caregivers, and former employers. Additionally, when your loved one requires more care, whether it’s from an assisted living facility or a nursing home, your legal counsel will walk you through the legal issues that might arise. 

Why An Attorney that Specializes in Elder Care?

Elder law is a relatively recent area of focus in the legal field.  This multifaceted practice came about when it became apparent that the elder population faced increasingly complex problems and needed guidance to handle the legal issues that arose. When the time comes, it is imperative that individuals and families consider hiring an elder law attorney to address these concerns.


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How Can an Elder Care Law Attorney Help You?

Our experienced elder law attorney will not just help you create an estate plan, they’ll walk you through the personal care matters that often arise as we age. Personal protection, care, and the complexities of Medicare and Medicaid are just a few of the topics within the purview of this attorney. They have the experience and knowledge that you need to navigate the challenges that accompany aging.

Need Help with Elder Care?

Port Legal offers free, no-commitment consultations with our knowledgeable attorney.

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