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Some of you who visit this website may be going through one of the most difficult journeys in life. Watching a loved one decline in health can bring great sadness and stress to your life. Erin Eurenius created West Side Elder Law to help guide families through the process of caring for a loved one. Erin is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA®) by the National Elder Law Foundation.She is also certified as a specialist in Elder Law by the Ohio State Bar Association. She practices in the areas of estate planning, special needs planning & elder law because she personally experienced what it was like to care for a loved one in declining health. Her grandmother was a second parent to her throughout her childhood. She was diagnosed with dementia and later suffered a stroke and spent seven and a half years in a care facility. She know the toll that the process of Guardianship and Medicaid took on her family. They had nothing in place ahead of time and did not know where to turn. It is her goal to help you down that path.
A Certified Elder Law Attorney® is more than just an attorney who specializes in the field of elder law. CELAs are committed, through certification, to maintaining and improving their proficiency with continual practice and continuing legal education. Becoming certified in elder law validates a lawyer’s specialty to handle issues that affect older adults.
A CELA® is in a unique position to serve the interests of older, maturing populations by having met comprehensive and strict requirements and must:
Elder law attorneys are certified by the Board of Certification of the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF), a nonprofit organization founded in 1993. NELF is dedicated to developing and improving the professional competence of lawyers in the focused area of elder law and special needs. The certification program identifies those lawyers who have the specialized knowledge, skills, experience and proficiency to resolve issues that affect older people. For more than twenty-five years, NELF’s Elder Law Certification Program is the only elder law program accredited by the American Bar Association.
*All language regarding CELA® designation is written by the National Elder Law Foundation.
We want to work with you to assist you with your estate planning, special needs planning, and elder law needs. Many comprehensive packages are offered to ensure that your family is on the right path. Whether you may be looking for assistance with:
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Let us help you figure out what your best next steps are. The sooner you have a plan of action, the better prepared you are for a secure tomorrow!
I am here to help in whatever way that I can. I can hold video conference meetings. I also can meet you at any location of your choice. During this unique time of social distancing, I will offer to sit on your porch or near a window so that we maintain a safe distance from one another.
Out of respect for those who are vulnerable and may be unable to be vaccinated, masks must be worn at all times in the office. Many clients who are elderly and have special needs and everyone should feel welcome at my office.