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Legal Issues and Assistance

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Older adults may sometimes find the services of an elder law attorney particularly helpful. Elder law attorneys can help with a variety of legal issues, including wills, living wills, advance directives, guardianship, insurance, and more. For limited legal advice or referral to an elder law attorney, contact PRO Seniors, Inc. at 1-800-488-6070.

The National Council on Aging has partnered with FreeWill to provide a free, online tool to help most older Americans create a legally binding will at no cost.

Contact your area agency on aging to learn about legal help available in your community.

The Office of the State Long-term Care Ombudsman also may be able to answer fundamental questions about legal rights and services. Call that office at 1-800-282-1206.