Gretchen specializes in Elder Law, assisting clients with incapacity, Medi-Cal and long-term care planning, estate planning, conservatorships, as well as probate and trust administration. Her prior experience with probate litigation, property law, criminal defense, and civil litigation adds depth and insight into how these matters intersect with Elder Law and Estate Planning.
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA) was founded in 1987 as a professional association of attorneys who are dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided to people as they age and people with special needs.
The NAELA membership is comprised of attorneys in the private and public sectors who deal with legal issues affecting people as they age and people with disabilities. Members also include judges, professors of law, and students.
Widowhood, divorce or remarriage in the senior years is a huge transition for the senior and the family members. Not everyone adjusts at the same rate and often help is needed to make the transition a smooth one.
When a senior needs reputable guidance, locating a qualified professional takes research and patience. Professionals such as elder law attorneys, ombudsman and geriatric care managers focus on the needs of seniors in a particular area and can provide beneficial services.
The role of a ‘medical power of attorney’ is different than that of a ‘power of attorney’ for legal and business matters. See how each is different and the important role of a medical power of attorney.