Frequently Asked Questions

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Why should I contact your elder law attorney instead of a big law firm?

Three important reasons are:

While large law firms can offer a laundry list of services (often handled by associates) in which elder law is only a small part, we specialize in elder law, and your case will be handled by our founder and principal elder law attorney, Catherine LaFond

Catherine constantly stays updated on the legislative changes that can affect elder law and is an active member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, The Elder Counsel, the Aging in Place Council, and the National Care Planning Council along with local organizations that support Charleston's seniors and veterans.

Your elder care attorney was rated a 5 out of 5 by Martindale-Hubbell. What does this mean?

Catherine was rated 5 out of 5 (best) in a Martindale-Hubbell client review, which included feedback from clients and measured her quality of service, responsiveness, and value for her clients' money.

Martindale-Hubbell has rated attorneys for more than a century to help people evaluate lawyers and law firms.
A client review is conducted at no charge to either the attorney or her clients. Catherine is a Martindale-Hubbell® Client Review Rated Lawyer of Preeminent 5 out of 5 as of (date). [Date of latest review published on and]

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