Elder Law involves, among other things, the difficulties people encounter as they age, but by no means is it limited to the elderly. For example, even young people can find themselves, for any of various reasons, unable to handle their own affairs and require a Court-appointed Guardian. Such a legal proceeding may well be minimized, if not avoided altogether, with a pre-existing Power of Attorney, part of an Elder Law attorney’s arsenal of legal documents.
Elder Law deals with, but is not limited to, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Probate and Administration of Estates, Powers of Attorney and Guardianship, Health Care Directives, Medicare and Medicaid Planning, and Social Security Disability (S.S.D.) and Supplemental Security Income (S.S.I.).
Eliot L. Kaplan has been practicing law since 1969, and has had his own private practice since 1976 with an emphasis on “Elder Law”
for more than 20 years.
People having issues in any of the above areas are advised to work with an experienced and knowledgeable Elder Law attorney in resolving such issues so as to avoid needless and perhaps costly complications.
As part of his practice, Mr. Kaplan offers seminars and presentations to organizations interested in these issues. He has spoken before audiences at, among other places, the Riverdale (Bronx) Temple, the Mt. Kisco Senior Center, and the J.C.C. of Mid-Westchester (Scarsdale), and has performed pro bono work in Westchester and Bronx Counties as part of his commitment to the community.
Additionally, he has an ongoing residential real estate, criminal defense, and “lemon law” practice.