At some point in every individual’s life, he/she will have to deal with legal issues. These can range the gamut from creating and filing a simple will to complex guardianship and probate proceedings. The take-home point is that legal issues can encompass an enormous range of problems, an obtuse legal system and no single answer to any problem.

This page is not meant to provide legal advice in any way, but to connect seniors and their caregivers to resources for legal assistance. The Colorado Gerontological Society neither accepts nor will be held liable for any legal outcomes related to information provided by our organization.

You may also be interested in our community resources lists on Colorado elder law attorneys and programsconsumer fraud and protection, or elder abuse and exploitation.

Elder Abuse

In Colorado, more than 4,000 incidents of adult abuse, exploitation or neglect are reported each year to local county departments of social services and long-term care ombudsmen. Many more go unreported. The victims are at-risk adults age 18 or over who due to age or disability are unable to protect themselves and have no one to protect them. Over 70% ...

Advance Directives

An advance directive is a means of exercising control of an individual’s personal affairs in anticipation of a time when he or she may not be able to communicate them to others. Pre-planning provides individuals with an opportunity to record personal wishes for and can help to alleviate family and loved ones’ concerns over what care is appropriate. Adopting one ...

Finding an Elder Law Attorney

To find an Elder Law Attorney, you have several options. You can get referrals from friends, family members or other attorneys. You can search the yellow pages or other directories. The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) has a ‘Locate An Elder Law Attorney’ search, which you can limit by state and city of practice. In addition, the Colorado ...