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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 5, 2019
As the U.S. population continues to get older, more attorneys are entering the field of elder law or expanding their practices to provide elder law services, the ABA Journal reports. The U.S. Census Bureau projects that by 2035, for the first time in American history, there will be more adults age 65 and older than children. “As the American population grays, the need for attorneys who understand the unique aspects of planning for the elderly and people with special needs will grow,” says Michael J. Amoruso, president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Medicare and Medicaid issues, long-term care planning, age discrimination disputes, veterans benefits, guardianship issues, inheritance disputes and elder abuse, among other categories, are areas that will need significant legal attention in the coming decades.