The internet is filed with information targeted to older Americans. Much of it is helpful, a lot of it is junk and some of it is just a scam to separate people from their money. One very helpful resource on legal issues is put together by Pennsylvania Bar Association.
A Guide to Legal Issues for Pennsylvania Senior Citizens covers multiple legal issues in its eighty-four pages. The table of contents is over three pages long. Topics in the guide range from attorney-client relationships, Medicare, Medicaid, veterans benefits to handicap parking.
Additional Legal Resources
Other resources of interest are offered by the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Pennsylvania’s Attorney General, government agencies and local and national bar associations:
- Avoiding foreclosure,
- Scams targeting Pennsylvania senior citizens (video),
- Protecting yourself from con artists,
- Creditor harassment and dealing with debt collectors,
- Pennsylvania consumer protection programs,
- Consumer reference guide for seniors,
- Home improvement contracts,
- Protecting yourself from financial exploitation,
- Powers of attorney,
- Medical consent: issues when grandparents care for children,
- Guardianship in Pennsylvania,
- Consumer’s tool kit for advanced health care planning,
- Legal Guide for the Seriously Ill,
- Making medical decisions for someone else,
- Long term health care resources,
- Comparing nursing homes,
- Alternatives to nursing home care,
- Grandparents’ custody and visitation rights in Pennsylvania,
- Resources for grandparents taking care of children and
- Protection from abuse.
While you want to educate yourself on legal issues and understand the situation you’re facing, there are some issues that you should use an attorney to make sure you’re doing the right thing and making the right decisions.
We can help seniors and their families address common issues like long-term care planning, estate planning, probate questions, trust administration and establishing guardianships.
We have unique experience in difficult situations, such as families with a loved one who is incapacitated and needs help with special care and seeking private and public resources to finance the cost of care.
Contact Halligan & Keaton
It’s wise to take advantage of accurate, reliable information on the legal issues you and your family face, but we’re here to provide our expertise and get results for our clients. If you have any questions about any aspect of estate planning or elder law, contact our office for a free consultation.