Elder law attorneys focus on the unique needs of older adults, handling issues as diverse as estate planning, retirement, health care, guardianship, and long-term care planning. When selecting an attorney for concerns specific to seniors, it is very important that you choose one who has both sufficient experience and a strong dedication to protecting the best interests and needs of older adults.
Asking the right questions is one of the most effective ways to determine if a particular attorney or firm is the right fit.
Five important questions to ask a potential elder law attorney are:
- How long have you been practicing elder law?
- What percentage of your practice is devoted to elder law?
- When was the last time you handled a case involving my specific concerns?
- Are you certified as an elder law attorney by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys?
- What are your fees and how does your payment structure work?
Choosing an attorney who makes you feel comfortable and confident is incredibly important. So too is choosing one whose competence and dedication are the foundation of your trust. Attorneys certified in elder law by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys offer you something that other attorneys do not: professional and recognized expertise in the unique needs of older, maturing populations. The certification program identifies those lawyers who have the knowledge, skills, experience, and proficiency to resolve issues that affect older people.
Be patient when selecting a lawyer. It may take a few consultations with different attorneys at various firms before you find the right fit. Remember, a consultation is never a commitment. If you do not feel comfortable with answers provided by an attorney or if you feel like your needs may be better served elsewhere, you are entitled to keep looking. Choosing an elder law attorney is an important decision that can have far-reaching consequences. Taking time to choose the right one can have a significant impact on the treatment and results you receive.
About Our Elder Law Attorneys
The elder law attorneys at Leventhal Lewis are committed to protecting the interests, health, finances, and legacies of each of our clients, and we are completely dedicated to assisting older adults and their families in making the best decisions at every stage of life. Working directly with each client we see, our attorneys provide the services of a larger firm with the personal attention and individualized results that can only come from one-on-one interactions with clients.
Caring, thoughtful, and effective, our lawyers have years of experience handling complex legal issues surrounding aging, retirement, and long-term care, including Medicaid and VA pension planning, drafting living wills, and protecting the rights of nursing home residents. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you, listen to your concerns, provide honest information about your options, and help you determine if we are the right firm for your needs.
To schedule a complimentary case evaluation with one of our elder law attorneys, please call Leventhal Lewis at 719-694-3000 today. Located in Colorado Springs and Denver, we welcome clients for all surrounding areas of Colorado including Castle Rock, Canyon City, and Pueblo.