May is National Elder Law Month | 2014

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With a growing population of Americans age 65 years or older and projected to double to 71.5 million by 2030, the importance of planning for one’s legal needs has become essential.

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), an association of attorneys dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to older Americans and individuals with special needs, has declared the month of May “National Elder Law Month.” This month has been designated as a time to educate seniors and their families about their legal options in dealing with long term care planning, Medicaid, trusts and estate planning, and other critical issues.

Elder Law attorney and NAELA member, Charles Bratton of Bratton Scott Attorneys at Law is marking the occasion by hosting “Elder Law Day” on May 29th at their Haddonfield, NJ office. They will be offering FREE 30 minute consultations to review estate planning questions and elder law issues. These time slots are available by appointment only so please call to schedule your appointment today, 856-857-6000. In addition, the firm is also drawing attention to the free resources they offer, including helpful articles on our blog and estate planning/elder law planning resources at www.rothamelbratton.com/resource-guide

About Elder and Special Needs Law

Elder and Special Needs Law are specialized areas that involve representing, counseling and assisting seniors, people with disabilities and their families in connection with a variety of legal issues, with a primary emphasis on promoting the highest quality of life for individuals. Typically, Elder Law and Special Needs Law address the convergence of legal needs with the social, psychological, medical and financial needs of individuals. The Elder Law and Special Needs Law attorney handles estate planning and counsels clients about planning for incapacity with health care decision-making documents. The Elder and Special Needs Law attorney also assists clients in planning for possible long-term care needs, including at-home care, assisted living or nursing home care. Locating the appropriate type of care, coordinating public and private resources to finance the cost of care and working to ensure the client’s right to quality care are all part of the Elder and Special Needs Law practice.

For more than a decade, attorney Charles Bratton has been helping clients in our community and their families plan for long term care needs and help protect hard-earned assets. Protect the ones you love. For a consultation or questions, contact Bratton Scott’s Attorney, Charles Bratton, at 856-857-6000.