With people living longer and the healthcare and financial worlds growing more complicated, it is likely that you or a loved one will someday find yourself in need of an elder law attorney. Like many labels, the term “elder law” is often times used without a proper grasp of its meaning. If you’re not sure what an elder law attorney does, chances are you can’t say whether you need one. We all know someone going through a difficult transition as they age —whether it’s your in-laws, parents, neighbors or yourself. The good news is you do not need to go it alone. There are wonderful resources available, and starting with an experienced elder law attorney can be a great first step.