Archive for November, 2011

What Exactly Does an Elder Law Attorney Do?

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

People ask me all the time what an elder law attorney does. An elder law attorney does not have a specific practice area, but a demographic. I serve older individuals with any legal need they have. I happen to concentrate my practice on Medicaid planning, but I handle a wide variety of issues common to that population, including guardianships, trusts and estate planning, bankruptcy and debt settlement, and consumer litigation. My goal is to act as a one-stop shop for any of a senior’s legal needs.

Here’s a little secret about the way I live my life and the way I practice law: I am not interested in the traditional roles of “lawyer” and “client.” The point of becoming an elder law attorney and catering to a demographic is that I am not trying to be somebody’s lawyer on one issue, only to be forgotten as soon as the matter is over. My role is as an advisor and a confidante, someone who can be trusted to analyze anything remotely important in the lives of seniors and advise accordingly. Our lives nowadays are far too dynamic to pretend that we have a full grasp on everything going on. You leave the legal issues to me, leaving you the time to enjoy your family, your daily life, your hobbies, and your volunteer activities.

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Welcome (Back) To Our Blog

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Thank you for visiting Maselli Warren’s blog. We are re-launching the blog and we are glad that you are a part of our readership. We plan to post two or three times a week on issues of general legal significance. We’ll offer tips and pointers, as well as slightly longer pieces about specific areas of law. The blog is administered by Carl G. Archer, an attorney at our firm, but check back from time to time to see articles written by many of our attorneys and staff.

We’re going to keep the comments section of the blog open, and you can feel free to use that or our email, Facebook, or Twitter to give us feedback on what you find interesting, any questions you might have, or any suggestions for something you’d like to see us write about.