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Elder Law Attorney St Augustine Fl

Elder Law is a specialized area of law that deals with issues specifically affecting the elderly. These issues can include estate planning, Medicare planning, guardianship, advance directives, powers of attorney, long-term care, end of life care, and more.

Florida’s elderly population is unique and vast, with individuals over 60-years of age estimated to be 23% of the total population in 2018. Because Florida is home to so many seniors, there is an abundance of information available that can be overwhelming. Navigating this information can be difficult for even the most seasoned layperson. The attorneys at J. Akin Law are experienced advocates who provide expert advice to avoid costly, and sometimes dangerous, mistakes.

An active member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Jennifer Akin, our managing partner, stays informed of the latest laws, rules, and trends that affect the elderly. Jennifer is VA Accredited, meaning she is well versed in veteran’s affairs and planning. This includes assistance with applying for the pension benefit Aid & Attendance. Hiring qualified legal counsel who specializes in elder law is essential in ensuring you or your loved one maintains safety and quality of life in the twilight years. Please contact us for a free consultation.


Steps in Elder Law?

  • Applying for Medicare coverage.
  • Appointing guardianship.
  • Appointing power of attorney or fiduciary.
  • Drafting a will or estate planning.
  • Moving to a nursing home or assisted living facility.
  • Researching nursing home rights.
  • Filing claims against nursing homes.
  • Planning long term care for self or spouse.

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