What Is Elder Law?
Elder law attorneys are advocates for the elderly and their loved ones and act by representing, counseling, and assisting seniors, people with disabilities and special needs, and their families with a variety of legal issues, ranging from estate planning to long-term care.
Demand For Elder Law Is Growing
The U.S. population is aging. Today, there are more than 46 million older adults age 65 and older living in the U.S.; by 2050, that number is expected to grow to almost 90 million. Between 2020 and 2030 alone, the time the last of the baby boomers reach age 65, the number of older adults is projected to increase by almost 18 million. This means by 2030, 1 in 5 Americans are projected to be 65 years old and over. As a result, the need is growing for legal advice unique to age-related issues. Attorneys who focus in Elder Law provide a unique perspective and deal with the entire life spectrum, addressing legal, financial, social, and family issues.