Elder Law encompasses the unique legal aspects aging. Elder Law attorneys specialize in guardianship, conservatorship, power of attorney, estate planning (wills and trusts), Medicaid planning, Probate and estate administration, and Advance Directives. Some Elder Law attorneys may only cover a few aspects of these complex legal issues, while others may be a one-stop resource for everything elder-legal. Issues may simply be a matter of filling out the correct paperwork, others are complex, expensive, and time consuming. It’s important to find an Elder Law attorney who is skilled, knowledgeable and up-to-date about policy and legal issues in their respective geographical areas. The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys is an excellent place to start a search for the right fit. Their members are held to high standards of ethics and professionalism.