May is National Elder Law Month

Elder Law attorneys across America are taking the opportunity this month to highlight educational opportunities for the public to learn about topics that affect our aging population. Below are some suggestions for gaining more knowledge on important subjects.

The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) has a new YouTube video series called Law Facts that anyone can watch online to obtain information about many interesting legal topics. Some of the Law Facts topics that pertain to our field of practice are:

Administering an Estate Without a Will
Probate
Financial Powers of Attorney
Living Wills and Health Care Powers of Attorney
Do Not Resuscitate
Guardianships 

The OSBA is a great resource for legal topics in lieu of doing an online search on Google because the information that the OSBA gives is state-specific. As a reminder, every state in the United States has its own state-specific laws that pertain to how that state handles death, marriage, taxes, real estate, etc. Because of that fact, we preach that online legal forms websites can create a lot of problems for Americans because these websites are not usually state-specific. When it comes to legal matters in America, there is not a "one size fits all" legal solution that applies across the country in every state. To view the OSBA video series on a particular topic, click the link below:
Commonly Asked Law Questions

Another educational tool is our popular newsletter that contains articles on current topics in our areas of practice.  Statistics show that almost 2,000 people have read our latest e-newsletter that highlights some of the popular issues that have come up recently in the elder care department of our firm. 
 
Lastly, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has a wealth of knowledge to share on their website about issues facing the aging population, including information about long term elder care options for Americans.