Elder Law

Elder Law

With the number of older adults increasing every year, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) is committed to protecting the rights of those aged 60 and above. Our comprehensive approach integrates legal services and advocacy across various categories such as housing, advance care, basic estate planning, health, income and public benefits, consumer finance and law, and issues related to domestic violence and family law.

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How We Can Help

LSHV provides essential support to seniors facing elder law issues. Our specialized legal team offers free civil legal services and assistance in areas critical to the elderly, such as estate planning, health care, Medicare and Medicaid, housing, and guardianship. By addressing these legal matters, LSHV helps seniors protect their assets, secure appropriate care, and maintain their independence. 


Our dedicated attorneys understand the complexities of elder law and work to ensure that seniors’ rights are protected, and their voices are heard. Through advocacy and direct legal services, LSHV empowers older adults to navigate legal challenges and improve their quality of life throughout their golden years.

Areas We Can Advise In

  • Housing and Senior Living Communities
  • Unlawful Lock Outs and Utility Shut Offs
  • Safe and Habitable Environments
  • Landlord Harassment
  • Home Healthcare
  • Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse
  • Consumer Law Issues
  • Fraudulent Lenders/Creditors
  • Identity Theft or Scams
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Social Security
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Advanced Directives and Living Wills
  • Simple Wills and Estates
  • Grandparent Custody or Guardianship
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What You Can Expect from LSHV

LSHV is committed to delivering specialized elder law services designed to address the specific needs of seniors and their families. As a charitable legal organization, we offer comprehensive civil legal assistance in areas such as housing as it pertains to seniors, simple estate planning and wills, income and social benefits support, e.g., Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and domestic violence and elder abuse. 


At LSHV, we have adopted an all-encompassing strategy in advocating for seniors, aiming to protect those with low or fixed incomes. Through offering legal services at no cost, we are dedicated to eliminating the obstacles our clients encounter in obtaining fair legal representation. Our devoted team of lawyers and legal experts is relentless in defending our clients’ rights under the law and guaranteeing they obtain fair treatment as it relates to their personal rights. 


Our commitment extends beyond legal proceedings to include community education and policy reform advocacy, seeking to bring about widespread change. Our mission is to empower the people we assist, equipping them with the necessary tools and support to enhance their life quality while aging with dignity.

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