The law office of Osterhout & McKinney, P.A. is proud to observe National Elder Law Month during the month of May sponsored by the National Academy of Elder law Attorneys (NAELA). Headquartered in Washington, D.C., NAELA was formed in 1987 in response to the growing legal needs of older adults, people with special needs, and their families.
Membership in NAELA has grown to more than 4,000 members since its inception in 1987 commensurate with the needs of the fastest growing segment of the American population.
Unlike traditional lawyers, Elder Law attorneys deal with their clients “holistically” – helping with the issues that affect a particular segment of the population rather than a narrow area of law.
When clients visit an Elder Law attorney, they generally present problems beyond the need for a Will or a Power of Attorney. Elder Law attorneys are familiar with the network of services and providers who assist clients effectively.
NAELA devotes much of its resources to education of its members. Elder Law attorneys must constantly monitor the ever-changing statutes and regulations to which older adults are beholden for their daily existence.
In designating May as National Elder Law Month, NAELA President Gregory S. French, CELA, CAP, called on all NAELA members to participate, either individually or collectively, to promote the mission of NAELA – to establish its members as the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance, and services to enhance the lives of seniors and people with disabilities.
Founded in 1990 by Julie Osterhout, the law firm of Osterhout & McKinney is committed to providing legal services to the elderly of Southwest Florida, to assist them in protecting their assets, preserving their independence, and maintaining their security as they confront the concerns of aging and illness. We can be reached at (239) 939-4888.