Legal Services for Older Adults in Utah
Many older people experience problems that threaten their autonomy, dignity, health, income, rights, and security. Many of these problems can be avoided or remedied by legal intervention.
Sometimes older persons may not realize the problem they are facing is a legal one. Other times, an older person and/or a caregiver may know he or she needs a lawyer's help, but doesn't know how to get a lawyer, or is afraid of the cost of a lawyer.
Legal assistance and education is available to persons in Utah 60 years of age and older, and in particular those seniors in the greatest social and economic need. Whenever possible, legal services will be provided free of charge and in a language you understand.
Legal assistance is a service provided through Utah's twelve Area Agencies on Aging together with a network of legal services providers throughout Utah. For more information about this service contact your local Area Agency on Aging.
Presentations are given regularly to seniors and other professionals. Topics include avoiding scams and financial exploitation, consumer rights, end of life planning, basics of estate planning, housing options, grandparent rights, basics of benefits, and finding legal help. For more information contact Jilenne Gunther at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-538-4263.