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Elder Law is a specialized areas of law that involve representing, counseling, and assisting seniors, as well as people with disabilities, and their families in connection with a variety of legal issues, from estate planning to long term care issues, with a primary emphasis on promoting the highest quality of life for the individuals. Typically, Elder and Special Needs Law attorneys address the client’s perspective from a holistic viewpoint by addressing legal, medical, financial, social and family issues.

Some of the areas that elder law attorneys practice in are:

  • Estate Planning and Probate
  • Estate and Gift Tax Planning
  • Guardianship/Conservatorship
  • Medicaid
  • Entitlement Programs
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Age Discrimination
  • Elder Abuse/Neglect
  • Long Term Care Financing

Unlike many other areas of the law, Elder Law is defined by the needs of the client rather than by a particular field of law. Because of this, we are aware that our clients’ needs often go beyond basic legal services. For this reason, we also have a wide network of professionals in Rhode Island who serve the senior population in non legal areas, such as health care and financial planning.

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