ELDER LAW and LEGAL RESOURCES
Elder law is a specialized area of legal practice covering estate planning, wills, trusts, arrangements for care, social security and retirement benefits, protection against elder abuse of all kinds (physical, emotional and financial), and many other issues involving older people.
A listing of Cape & Islands Attorneys & Law Offices that specialize in elder law and estate planing
Listing of informative National Organizations pertaining to Elder Law
Legal Assistance—Massachusetts Bar
Association Lawyer Referral Service
Toll-free (866) 627-7577
Massachusetts Bar Association
Dial-A-Lawyer (held on the first Wednesday of each month, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.)
Elder Law Issues
Some of the concerns handled by attorneys who practice in the area of elder law include:
Estate Planning, Probate & Asset Management
Durable Power of Attorney
Guardian or Conservatorship of Estate
Long-Term Care Planning & Insurance
Healthcare and Medical Directives
Medicaid Eligibility & Benefits
Medicare Eligibility & Benefits
Nursing Home Issues
Retirement Living & Planning
Assisted Living Facilities
Elder Abuse & Adult Protective Services
End of Life Decisions
Elder Law is the area of law, statutes, regulations and decisions, which impact on the lives of older Americans and their families. Elder law spans and encompasses elder care planning issues, such as access to the appropriate type of medical and personal care, coordinating private and public resources to finance the cost of care, income assistance benefits, taxation, conservatorship, general estate planning, estate and trust administration issues (e.g., wills, trusts, and probate), counseling and planning for incapacity with medical directives, advanced directives and other alternative decision-making documents, as well as for possible long-term care planning issues, including home health care, nursing home care, hospice and respite care.
Cape Cod Attorneys Focusing on Elder Law and Senior Issues
The Attorneys and Law Offices mentioned below are listed on the
MassNAELA Website – the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of
Elder Law Attorneys (Mass NAELA)
see list below
|Brian Barreira, CELA
18 Samoset Street
Plymouth MA 02360
Russell P. Canevazzi
Charles C. Case, Jr.
Law Offices of Kathleen Fowler
Law Office of
Arthur Crooks, Jr.
Boyd & Boyd, P.C.
|Haddleton & Associates, P.C
251 South Street,
P.O. Box 1298
Hyannis, MA 02601
47 George Ryder Road
Chatham, MA 02633
Karen Weston Hanesian, Esq
Jennifer N. Lucas
Laura McDowell-May, PC
Peter Muncey, Jr.
Surprenant & Beneski, P.C.
|Deborah A. Rudolf, Esq.
PO Box 1115
Mark T. Russell, PC
Lawrence Spaulding, Jr.
McNamara & Yates
Lahti, Lahti & O’Neill, LLC
Bourget Law Group, LLC