ElderNet Lawyer

Senior citizens often have legal needs unique to their circumstances. Many of those needs are handled by the legal specialty known as "elder law." Health care needs are a major concern of elder law, such as eligibility for Medicare and Medicaid, coping with managed care and nursing homes & consumer protection. Seniors and their families also frequently are concerned about the law of estate planning, and sometimes they must face guardianship legal issues. Finally, some legal problems are best handled by a general practitioner, who has experience in a lot of different topics. Lawyer directories are available to identify local lawyers with specialties for particular cases and circumstances.

The links below should get you started toward finding answers.

Massachusetts Residents:
To meet the real "ElderNet Lawyer," contact Peter M. Macy, Esq..  He can assist you with matters specific to Massachusetts.

Lawyer Directories For matters involving Massachusetts law, we suggest you start with the Law Office of Peter M. Macy [link coming, 7/10/02]. For matters involving other sates, visit Martindale-Hubbell, West and other online directories of lawyers and/or lawyer websites.

The General Practitioner Links to general sites offering information about a variety of basic legal issues, from banking to Workers Compensation and everything in-between.

Medicare & Medicaid Coverage, eligibility and appeals information for Medicare. Medicaid eligibility, countable asset rules, special income and asset rules for married couples.

Estate Planning Best-of-the-Web selections of estate planning sites, including general overviews and information about specialized instruments and estate planning techniques.

Guardianship Overview of guardianship, online support for guardians, medical and legal reference materials for guardians.

Coping with Managed Care Explanation of private and public managed care systems, how to fight for benefits, support links, resources for lawyers and other professionals dealing with managed care.

Nursing Home & Consumer Protection Nursing home resident rights, consumer law links, elder fraud information.


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