If you are considering practicing within elder or special needs law, a great resource to have available is A Practical Guide to Elder and Special Needs Law in South Carolina. The book’s principal author is South Carolina Elder Law and Special Needs attorney Franchelle C. Millender. The book is published by the South Carolina Bar.
Even if you do not envision elder and special needs law on your horizon, you might want to think again. Almost everyone is affected by aging or disability in one way or another. During some point in your legal career, a question will likely arise regarding one of these demographics. If you have this practical guide on your shelf, you will be on the right track in discovering the answers you need for your client.
What does the book offer?
The book is broken down into eight parts which are further dissected into chapters. Some of the topics covered in the book include ethical considerations, planning for death and disability, funding long term care, available government benefits, veterans’ benefits, and guardianship and conservatorship issues in the probate court.
Another excellent benefit of the book is the accompanying CD. The CD includes over 19 forms to assist you in completing various documents including wills, health care power of attorney, and trusts.
Ms. Millender, along with the contributing authors, has created a wonderful resource guide for those working in elder law and for anyone who may work with this population at some point in her career. After all, all signs point to elder law being a vibrant practice area.
If you are looking to build your legal library this is one book that should be on your list.
To check the book out for yourself, you can locate it in the Sol Blatt Jr. Law Library – call number SC KFS1891.A3 M544 2014.
~by Lila Simpson