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An Overview of Elder Law in Orange County

An Overview of Elder Law in Orange County by Attorney Bettina Yanez

An Overview of Elder Law in Orange County: Elder law is an area of law that includes several legal issues relating to the aging population. Every person is unique, and every person has unique needs, but it is important to both plan ahead for yourself, and to understand how to care for an aging parent or other family member.

Estate planning, one of the areas of elder law, includes planning for a person’s assets and debts after death. Successful estate planning should eliminate uncertainties surrounding a person’s estate through using wills, and trusts so that there are few questions about how to handle a person’s estate.

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Important Elder Law Information

Researching important elder law information is crucial to keeping seniors in our community safe. Elder law cases have been on the rise, therefore, is important that the elderly have a multitude of resources, and assistance easily available to them. If you feel that an elderly individually you know is being abused, please report the incident immediately. You…
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Reporting Elder Abuse in California

Learn about Reporting Elder Abuse in California

In California, people over 65 years old are considered elders. It is important that you understand how to recognize elder abuse, how to report elder abuse, and the potential consequences of failing to report it.

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Elder Law Orange County California

Attorney - Elder Law in Orange County, California

Elder law is a broad area of law that encompasses various things that affect the aging population, specifically those who are 65 years old or older. Elder law can include any of the following areas of law:

• Elder abuse, whether in a nursing home, through a financial scam or the abuse of another caregiver or a power of attorney,
• Power of attorney,
• Guardianship,
• Caring for elders, from financial care to paying for a nursing home,
• Estate planning, including wills, trusts, and other planning relating to property, health and finances,
• Medicare,
• Other areas of law that an elderly person may have to take care of.

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Elder Financial Abuse Statistics

Our society is being affected by the maltreatment of senior’s emotional and physical wellbeing, as well as the financial abuse of senior citizens in our communities. According to the Metlife Study of Elder Financial Abuse, “over a three month period from April through January 2010, the National Center on Elder Abuse media reports revealed approximately…
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