Getting Your Legal "House" in Order
Aging can often present difficult challenges, including complex health issues, declining physical and/or mental capacity, care-related expenses and other financial concerns. It is important to have one’s legal “house” in order to navigate these challenges. Listen in to learn more about the specialized area of Elder Law and top considerations to support a loved one’s wishes before an urgent or unplanned life change occurs.
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Tune in for insights and resources from Elder Law attorney Bill Nolan.
Bill is a charter member of the Alabama State Bar’s Elder Law section, which was created in 1997. This will be his 40th year as an Alabama lawyer! He doesn’t handle divorce, or criminal defense or personal injury or real estate closings or bankruptcy, or any of the typical work lawyers advertise on television. All his firm does is take care of seniors.
Read his complete bio here.
- What Elder Law is and the typical areas of focus
- Services provided by Elder Law attorneys to support older adults and caregivers
- Information for older adults and caregivers to consider to ensure their “legal house is in order (e.g., Advance Directives, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Guardianship, Conservatorship, and Financial Administration, etc.)
- The top five questions one should ask when selecting an Elder Law attorney
- Helpful resources for older adults and caregivers to learn more about how to be prepared for urgent or unplanned life changes.
- Why All Adults Should Have a Living Will (AARP)
- Commission on Law and Aging (American Bar Association)
- Giving Someone a Power of Attorney For Your Health Care (American Bar Association)