An area of law that addresses the legal needs of elderly people, including retirement benefits, probate and estate planning, health care and health management, and other issues. Elder Law varies from state to state and in some jurisdictions ex. Florida elder law is an area of professional specialization and certification. Elder law practice stems from the Older American Act of 1965 (OAA).
[Last updated in June of 2020 by the Wex Definitions Team]