Law and Aging: Essentials of Elder Law

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For courses in Elder Law.

Updated to reflect the enormous legal changes since the first edition in 1998, this text includes detailed and comprehensive descriptions of the essential topics of elder law-including advance directives, wills, financial planning, diseases of aging, love and marriage, HIPAA regulations, Tax Relief Act of 2001, healthcare decision making, entitlement programs, managed care and long-term care insurance, viatical settlements, living facilities for the elderly, and elder abuse.

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"A very thorough, scholarly presentation of the information with excellent attention to detail. There are a sufficient number of cases and examples, and they do a goad job illustrating the material." ― Laura Barnard, Probate Instructor and Attorney

"The second edition magnificently brings the substantive materials up to date, and the entitlements chapter continues to be superb." ― Michael A. Pener, Elder Law Instructor and Attorney

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RONALD J. SCHWARTZ, JD, LLM, earned both his Law and Masters degrees from Brooklyn Law School and was admitted to practice before the New York Bar in 1964 and the Florida Bar in 1979. His practice specializes in Estate Planning, Wills, Probate, Guardianships, Trusts, Bio-Medical Ethics, and Representation of the Elderly and their Families in Elder Law Advocacy. He is recognized as a pioneer in the rapidly growing field of elder law.

Mr. Schwartz began his legal career as an assistant corporation counsel in the Law Department of the City of New York. Although in 1967 he entered private practice and established his own law firm, which he still maintains today, he nevertheless continued his association with city government by serving as an administrative law judge for the New York City Department of Transportation for seventeen years.

In the late 1970s, he began to devote more of his time to representation of the elderly and their families, providing them with legal counsel in the areas of Medicare, Medicaid, wills, probate, conservatorships, trusts, estate planning, and bio-medical ethics.

Mr. Schwartz has a diversified staff, including trained paralegals, a full-time registered nurse, a Medicaid clerk, and a certified social worker. He has developed interdisciplinary relationships with social workers, geriatric physicians, geriatric psychiatrists, social service agencies, and health care agencies. He is recognized as a pioneer in protecting the legal rights of the elderly and providing counsel to them on how to maintain their integrity, self-respect, and dignity.

He is a member of the New York State Bar Association Elder Law Committee, Former Vice Chairman of the Queens County Bar Association Elder Law Committee, Nassau County Bar Association Elder Law Committee, Florida Bar Elder Law Committee, and New York State Assembly Legislative Committee on the Elderly.

Mr. Schwartz is a frequent guest lecturer for financial institutions, philanthropic organizations, and on Princess Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruise Lines, and Holland-America Cruise Lines. He has written many professional articles on elder law, is a special adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School, an adjunct associate professor at St. John's University and has served as an adjunct professor of law at the State University of New York.

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