Elder Law is a relatively new specialized field of law that deals with the issues faced by the fastest growing segment of the US population, the elderly. It combines elements of Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts, Conservatorship, Health Care Planning and Medicare/Medicaid Planning.
Estate planning and elder law attorneys are trained and experienced with wills, trusts, powers of attorney, living wills and the intricacies of estate taxes. They may recommend accounting services, financial planners or insurance purchases, but they do not earn their fees by selling such products. As a result, you are more likely to get thorough and unbiased advice from such an attorney.