Elder law encompasses many different areas of law focusing specifically on how they affect older Canadians. There may be estate law, family law, financial planning and capacity-related concerns which may be specific to senior citizens. To find an elder law lawyer, click here and select “Estate Law” as the area of law in which you need help.
As the population grows older in Canada, the legal needs of senior citizens continue to grow. Primary among the needs of seniors is planning for care giving and end of life as well as protecting themselves and their assets. As they get older, seniors may require additional health care and home care needs. Such care may be covered by the government or by private insurance and an elder law lawyer may be able to help when there are disagreements between you and the insurer about insurance coverage.
Seniors may also require help in evaluating their mental capacity so that they may draft, revise or revoke wills, powers of attorney or other legal arrangements. An elder law lawyer may be able to point them in the right direction and advise them on the legal issues.
Seniors may also need protection from physical, emotional and financial abuse from family members and discrimination from employers. An elder law lawyer can help seniors deal with ageism in the work place and seek remedies for them if they have been discriminated against. An elder law lawyer can also help to determine ways to stop abuse and, where appropriate, claim compensation for the abuse.
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If you are looking for an elder law lawyer or law firm, click here and select “Estate Law” to find the lawyer that best suits your needs.