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Elder Law

This guide provides information on legal issues that elderly people and those who care for them may face.

General Information

Note Some elder law procedures may be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the Family Issues page and the Wills, Directives, & Estate Planning page on the COVID-19 & Texas Law research guide for current information related to COVID-19 and elder law.

About This Guide

Elder Law is a unique field of law because it intersects with so many other areas of law, such as family law, health care law, estate planning, and consumer protection. While we have already created other guides on many of these topics, few of them were devoted solely to the aspects of the law that concern older Texans.

We have created this guide with the intention of providing senior Texans with the information they need to understand and enforce their legal rights. 

Understanding the Law

Because Texas and federal law may not be easy to understand, below you'll find a collection of resources that help to explain the law in simple terms.

E-Books Available from the State Law Library

These e-books contain information on elder law. These e-books can be viewed by those who have signed up for a free library account with the State Law Library. Only Texas residents are eligible to sign up. Signing up is free.

Who Can I Contact?

These organizations may be able to assist you.