From estate planning, to Medicaid and disability or guardian and conservatorship, elder law places emphasis on legal issues affecting the aging population.

As far as the legal profession goes, elder law is quite a new and growing practice area. It is relatively new because people are living longer. It is growing because many people are living longer. This has created a tremendous need for legal counsel for the older population as they face issues related to advanced age. The most frequent issues our office experiences are concern over mental and financial stability. These issues may include concerns regarding passing inheritance, Medicaid related issues such as qualification or even competency related issues. Most frequently it is a combination of all.

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Lucas J. Nodine is a member of ElderCounsel. ElderCounsel provides its members with education, peer networks and tools to develop comprehensive plans to enable clients with planning options for their future.

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Lucas J. Nodine is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. NAELA is a professional association of attorneys dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to people as they age and people with special needs.