Understanding What Elder Law Is All About
The term “elder law” is a broad-based term that encompasses a wide range of legal services and fields of knowledge that are commonly of interest to senior citizens and their family members. Many of the same legal topics are of interest as well for people with disabilities and their families. Legal practice areas that are often included in elder law discussions include:
- Health care directives (also called advance directives or living wills)
- Elder abuse
- Physical abuse
- Financial exploitation
- Estate planning and probate
Serving A Diverse Client Base Of Elders, People With Disabilities And Families
Schnauss Naugle Law is a respected, valuable resource providing elder law solutions for people in the Jacksonville area and beyond. Many of our clients in this area include adult children of elderly adults in need of care or end-of-life planning. Some are parents of adult disabled sons and daughters. Others are middle-aged or baby boomers approaching or managing retirement issues, such as downsizing and long-term care insurance selection. Some are experiencing or approaching widowhood or “gray divorce,” both of which may expose legal areas of concern for newly single senior citizens.
Turn To A Respected Lawyer Approaching 20 Years Of Experience
Potential and existing clients find attorney Katherine Schnauss Naugle to be a compassionate listener. She brings experience, empathy passion to elder law-related matters. She is active in the community and often gives talks about estate planning, long-term care and probate. Her spouse’s career puts him in daily contact with families in bereavement, enhancing her awareness of the legal needs of elders and their loved ones at critical times. She can help clients avoid common mistakes that lead to unnecessary expenses. She advises on ways to avoid and overcome hurdles during people’s latter stages of life and through the end-of-life process.