Elder law is a highly focused area of law designed to protect the rights and interests of older individuals. It includes all legal issues pertaining to elders and their families, including matters related to: estate planning, medicaid planning, asset protection planning, abuse and neglect, conservatorships, and etc.
Probate is the process of ensuring that a person's estate is properly documented with the court, debts are paid, and the remainder is distributed to the beneficiaries.
Family law is a large section of law that consists of: separation, divorce, alimony, child custody, child support, child abuse, and adoption.
Medicaid planning is done to protect assets from the high cost of long term care expenses and nursing home care.
Estate planning is the process of preparing testamentary documents concerning the estate of an individual or married couple through a Last Will and Testament. Estate planning also includes securing future financial and medical decisions through Financial Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, and Medical Powers of Attorney.