BCWJ Article on Defining “Elder Law”

Elder law is an emerging and growing legal specialty that roughly refers to working with people who are entering the long term care system – usually a nursing home.

The Truth About “Elder Law”

Elder law is an emerging and growing legal specialty that roughly refers to working with people who are entering the long term care system – usually a nursing home.

An attorney specializing in issues presented by long term illnesses and nursing home confinements may be consulted by the family at this point in the crisis. Some families may know that there is a specialty practice known as “elder law” or may hear about it for the first time when they are faced with the situation. Sometimes, a helpful neighbor or colleague who went “through that” with their own loved one may tell the family to get a lawyer who “knows about elder law.” The sad reality however is that perhaps more than 90% of the people who need such help do not find it or use it. Families, more often than not, chart the complex and dangerous waters alone without objective assistance.

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mm About Leonard L. Shober

Leonard L. Shober has focused a quarter century on representing clients in their estates and tax matters. He began his legal career in an estate planning practice. However, his interest in taxes and estate planning led him to pursue a Master of Laws (LLM) from Temple which he completed in 1994. Len continued his estate and tax practice which ultimately led to a focus on the needs of the elderly and disabled. At Shober & Rock, Len focuses on elder law, tax and estate planning and estate and trust administration.

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