This might sound odd to a lot of lawyers, who deal with typical client relationships and their attendant issues, but attorneys who represent elderly clients sometimes have to consider interests of persons other than the client. That is because elderly clients’ goals often involve transferring property to other persons, presently or prospectively. Add in the unfortunate truth that some percentage of the elderly will lose competence, and it is not always clear in an elder law practice whose interests should be considered or given priority.
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