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Understanding Elder Law

Elder law is still a new and rapidly evolving legal discipline. In fact, it was largely unknown until just a few years ago. It remains a very broad area of the law that encompasses nearly every legal issue that senior citizens and their families might face. When selecting an elder law attorney, it is important to find one who stays up-to-date on changes in the law, as well as one who will answer all your questions and provide personalized service.

Our Trusted Elder Law Attorneys Can Answer Your Questions

At Joseph N. Yamaner and Associates, our team of attorneys have built a reputation as some of the premier elder law practitioners in Queens County. Other attorneys turn to them for help or guidance with their own elder law issues. We look forward to learning more about your legal needs and educating you on the options you have available. We strive to provide the best client service possible and are always available to address any concerns you might have.

Feel free to schedule an initial consultation by contacting our office online today. You may also call us directly at 718-361-1818 to discuss your situation over the phone.

Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request. Joseph N. Yamaner and Associates provides in-person consultations and discounted services to veterans of American wars in honor of those who serve our country.

What Is Elder Law?

There is no exact definition of elder law. Any legal issue that the older population might face fits under the umbrella of elder law. Its practice areas include:

  • Estate planning: Wills, trusts, living wills, special needs trusts and more
  • Advance directives: Including durable powers of attorney that state your wishes should you be unable to make or voice decisions on your own
  • Probate administration: The process of validating a will, distributing assets and paying off final debts
  • Guardianships and conservatorships: The court appointment of a decision-maker when a person becomes disabled. Conservators are only appointed to manage a person’s finances, while a guardian has control over a disabled person’s personal affairs.
  • Veterans’ benefits: Medical care and long-term care planning for veterans or disability benefits.
  • Housing transitions and real estate: Moving into nursing home facilities and selling real property.

This is just a short list of the many issues elder citizens might face. Many other issues could have been listed, but this list reflects the most common issues associated with elder law in New York. Please speak to an attorney at Joseph N. Yamaner and Associates today to find out more about elder law and how they can help you and your family.

Contact Our Firm For Help With Your Matters Concerning Senior Citizens

Feel free to contact our office by email to schedule an initial consultation. You may also call us at 718-361-1818 to discuss your needs over the phone.