What is Massachusetts Elder Law?
Loosely defined, it is the substantive body of law dealing with issues of concern to today’s seniors. Such issues may involve probate matters, estate taxes, Medicare/Medicaid matters, protection of primary residence and other assets, Social Security concerns and other related health and financial issues.
Elder Law, as a substantive body of law, is actually quite new, having only evolved in the last twenty years or so. Elder Law evolved as a combined result of the passage of the Medicare and Medicaid Act of 1966, the increase in the number of people reaching the age of 65, and the increasing longevity of the 65 and over group. In response to these changes, government at both federal and state levels started passing legislation which attempted to deal with the problems and situations this changing demographic is facing. Lawyers now specialize in this constantly changing and evolving field of a law and a nationwide Bar association dedicated to the legal concerns of seniors was created. This Bar group is known as The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, or NAELA.
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