Elder Law Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Elder Law, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Elder Law?

n. a specialty in legal practice, covering estate planning, wills, trusts, arrangements for care, social security and retirement benefits, protection against elder abuse (physical, emotional and financial), and other concerns of older people. As more people live longer it has become an increasingly important field. (definition revised: 9/02)