Consumer Resources

Elder law and special needs planning attorneys use a variety of legal tools and techniques to meet the goals and objectives of their clients. Using a holistic approach, elder law and special needs planning attorneys often work with other professionals in various fields to provide quality service and ensure clients' needs are met.

In conjunction with other professionals, an elder law and special needs planning attorney can address several issues such as:

  • General estate planning 
  • Planning for incapacity with alternative decision-making documents and planning for possible long-term care needs, including nursing home care
  • Locating the right care and coordinating financial resources to finance the cost of care
  • Ensuring the client's right to quality care are all part of the elder law and special needs planning practice

NAELA members are committed to continuing their legal education and enhancing the quality of services they provide their clients. If you are seeking legal advice, please use the Find a Lawyer directory search feature.

Find a Lawyer

Find an experienced NAELA member attorney to assist you with your elder law or special needs planning issues.
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Why Hire a NAELA Attorney?

Rather than being defined by technical and legal distinctions, elder law and special needs planning is defined by the clients to be served.
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Q & A When Hiring An Attorney

It is important for attorneys working with seniors, people with special needs, and their families, to have a broad understanding of the laws that may have an impact on a given situation to avoid future problems.
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Consumer Library

A list of resources produced by NAELA and NAELA members that consumers may find of interest.
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