The Florida Bar

Estate Planning

December 12, 2022

Estate planning is a major part of elder law practice. Elder law attorneys can help prepare estate-planning documents to secure benefits. Securing Social Security and Medicare benefits as well as state-based aid can be critical in old age.

Advance Care Directives, Power of Attorney, and Guardianship

Elder law attorneys frequently help clients prepare advance healthcare care directives to spell out treatment wishes for when they will no longer able to make or communicate decisions. Granting a power of attorney can give someone the power to make healthcare decisions.

Changes may occur in this area of law. The information provided is brought to you as a public service, and is intended to help you better understand the law in general. It is not intended to be legal advice regarding your particular problem or substitute for the advice of a lawyer.