Considered the Gold Standard in elder law care
Certified Elder Law Atorneys
The Gold Standard in Elder Law
When families are dealing with sensitive elder law issues such as long-term care planning and estate planning, your family deserves to know that their lawyer is recognized for his or her experience in the field and has a strong commitment to addressing complex problems, sensitively and professionally. Further, working with industry certified lawyers helps to reduce the stress and uncertainty that the family may already be experiencing.
The Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) certification has frequently been referred to as “the gold standard” for elder law and special needs practitioners. This reflects the hard work and proof required before an attorney may proudly proclaim that he or she holds the valued designation.
Nothing is more important to us than efficiently solving legal problems for our clients and giving them peace of mind that their loved ones are cared for and protected by the law.
Why Select a Certified Elder Law Attorney?
With their specialized training and practice devoted to elder law, along with the additional resources available to them, certified elder law attorneys understand the current state of elder law and offer an expert level of representation to their clients. An elder law attorney will also understand the specific challenges facing elderly clients and is trained to address their needs.
Additionally, if you’re working with an attorney whom is not a certified specialist in elder law, there is a greater probability that you may receive misinformation, given the many complexities involved in the field, which includes such areas as:
- Estate planning (powers of attorney, Wills, and Trusts)
- Estate tax and gifting
- Elder abuse
- Special needs trusts
- Long-term care planning
- Veterans’ aid benefits
- Planning for disabilities
Elder law attorney Douglas A. Fendrick is certified by the Board of Certification of the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF), a non-profit organization, which is devoted to developing and improving the professional competence of lawyers focused in elder law and special needs planning.
By choosing a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA), you can be assured that you are receiving expert advice from a uniquely trained lawyer who has demonstrated his/her commitment to you, the client, by pursuing certification.