When we started our elder law practice in 1999, 60s sounded old(ish) and far away from our own ages. We accepted without question the notion that someone 62+ was an “elder” under the definitions of government assistance programs. Fast forward a bunch of years and now that we are in our 60s ourselves, 60 doesn’t seem that old really at all. What do you mean we are now “elders” ourselves??!!! As we have gotten older, we have experienced with our own parents and families many of the challenges that we have counseled our clients about, and have juggled our caregiving responsibilities as children and parents with our responsibilities to our clients and our practice. Now, in order to give everyone the attention they deserve, we have decided that it is time for us to start a new life chapter by retiring from the practice of law.
It has been our profound pleasure to provide legal services to the local community as The Shore Law Firm for almost 23 years. We have enjoyed working with families large and small to help you navigate the challenges of aging, and we take pride in knowing we have made a difference. But now we must focus on our own family responsibilities. As of January 1, 2021 we stopped taking on any new clients, and as of August 1, 2021, we are no longer taking on new matters even for existing clients. Over the coming months we will be reaching out to our existing clients with more detailed information about this transition. If you are an existing client, family member of an existing client, or professional colleague who needs us in the meantime, definitely call or email us so we can chat. But if you are a potential new client in need of estate or long term care planning services, we invite you to reach out to one of our wonderful colleagues happily accepting new clients by doing a search through the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys: https://www.naela.org/findlawyer.