As laws and legal issues become more nuanced and complex, many attorneys have found that they can best serve their clients by focusing their legal practice on specific areas of the law. When choosing an attorney you can depend upon for your personal needs throughout life, you may find that an attorney who focuses his or her practice on estate planning and elder law is the right attorney for you. After all, an elder law attorney must be knowledgeable about many areas, including: Medicare, Medicaid, veteran benefits, tax law, estate law, trust law, and health care decisions—just to name a few.
Even if you may only need a perceivably straight-forward estate plan right now, odds are (based on statistics) you will need an attorney knowledgeable about retirement and long term care planning in the future. Instead of shopping around for a new attorney when those needs arise, many people find it better to select an estate planning and elder law attorney earlier in life, knowing that they can depend upon that same attorney for life.