Elder Law

We are members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and as members we adopt the NAELA aspirational standards.

The elder law and special needs planning practice is unique.

It often involves a person whose health and mental condition requires special care, attention, and protection because he or she may have a memory, mobility, other disabling impairment, chronic condition, or other illness.

We Specialize in Elder Law
We as Elder Law attorneys are qualified in preparing Special Needs Trusts, qualifying persons for Medi-Cal, providing protection from becoming impoverished due to draconian medical bills, and preparing Durable Powers of Attorney and Advance Healthcare directives.

Elder Law Practice & Our Approach

Given the dynamic and evolving nature of elder law and special needs planning, attorneys should, and often must, represent their clients holistically, adapting and applying information and insight obtained from a wide range of legal and social disciplines.

When assisting clients with planning or the implementation of plans, elder law and special needs planning attorneys often will represent clients who have diminished capacity. Family members and other persons with fiduciary responsibilities also may be involved.

We as Elder Law attorneys are qualified in preparing Special Needs Trusts, qualifying persons for Medi-Cal, providing protection from becoming impoverished due to draconian medical bills, and preparing Durable Powers of Attorney and Advance Healthcare directives.

Our advice as a qualified Elder Law attorney is important to protect the rights and welfare of the principal who wishes to sign a medical or financial power of attorney.

Elder Law attorneys have experience in drafting and enforcing powers of attorney. The agent under a power of attorney may also need legal advice or representation. Sometimes, interpretation or enforcement of a power of attorney (or recovery against an agent who has acted improperly) may require court proceedings and representation by an experienced Elder Law attorney.

We are your firm of choice for these matters.

Why Copenbarger & Copenbarger LLP?

The process of making sure you have the legal protections in place. To make sure you your family, and your financial resources are properly protected. This requires you to help the attorney determine what are the most important areas of your life to secure. It involves asking the what if questions of life. What if I become disabled, what if I did, what if my spouse becomes disabled, what if they die, what if my children are unable to take care of themselves when I become disabled or die.