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Richard Newman has been a practicing attorney for over twenty years. He is currently a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Academy of Special Needs Planners, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Elder Law Section and the Bucks County Bar Association, Orphans Court Division. He is also currently chairman of the Bucks County Bar Association's Elder Law Handbook Subcommittee. Mr. Newman graduated from Temple University School of Law in 1986 and was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Temple University in 1983.
"Elder Law" is the legal practice of counseling and advising older adults and their representatives about the legal aspects of health and long-term care planning, public benefits and surrogate decision-making, giving due consideration to the applicable tax consequences of the action, or the need for more sophisticated tax expertise. Many clients are concerned about protecting their assets in that event long term care is needed. The Elder Law Attorney also prepares essential estate planning documents, such as Wills, Financial Powers of Attorney and Healthcare Powers of Attorney, often coupled with Living Wills.