We are still open to take you legal questions and refer you to appropriate resources.
Please check two key resources:
- Lawyer in the Library: Free 30-minute consultations with a lawyer offered on Wednesday evenings. DPL partners with the Deschutes County Access to Justice Committee to offer free consultations with an attorney offering general legal information or referrals to other agencies.
- OreganLawHelp.org: A guide to legal information and free civil legal services for low-income persons and seniors in Oregon.
Getting Legal Assistance
Many older adults face critical economic and healthcare decisions and often do not have the ability to find and hire legal counsel.
If an elder’s income falls within certain guidelines, they may be able to receive help through the legal aid programs or through volunteer lawyer programs of local bar associations.
Here are some ways an expert in elder law can help:
- Healthcare: Rectification of improper billing by healthcare providers, health insurance disputes, denials of coverage, and advice about Medicaid and Medicare programs, veterans affairs and health care powers of attorney.
- Public benefits: Help with food stamps, veteran’s benefits, Social Security and Supplemental Security Income.
- Housing: Foreclosure defense and prevention, eviction defense and prevention, landlord-tenant problems, public and section 8 housing assistance and reverse equity mortgage.
- Advance directives: Health care and financial powers of attorney, and end of life instructions.
- Financial well-being: Financial exploitation prevention and defense, financial powers of attorney, identity theft and prevention, social security, veterans affairs, and other public benefits programs.
- Guardianship: Guardian and conservatorship appointments for incapacitated older adults.
- Consumer support: Debt collection, unfair trade practices, lemon law, billing disputes and predatory lending.
- Long-term care: Protecting the rights of nursing home and assisted living residents.
Call us today to learn more : (541) 678-5483.