For Immediate Release
April 3, 2017        
Contact: Abby Matienzo, Communications Manager
       703-942-5711 #230

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Supports National Financial Literacy Month (April)
Elder Law and Special Needs Planning Attorneys Promote Efforts to Increase Financial Education

Washington, DC — National Financial Literacy Month highlights the importance of financial literacy and teaching Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits. The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) supports this crucial goal as its members regularly assist older Americans, people with special needs, and their families with estate and retirement planning, planning for the care of a special needs child, long-term care, and other financial legal matters.

“We’re hearing more and more in the news and through statistics that Americans are not properly preparing for retirement or saving enough for possible unexpected illness or disability. NAELA member attorneys are dedicated to helping their clients learn more about financial preparedness for these situations,” said NAELA President Catherine Anne Seal, CELA, CAP.

To learn more about financial planning for older Americans and people with special needs, locate an elder law or special needs planning attorney in your area using the NAELA Member Directory.

Members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with disabilities. Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others. The mission of NAELA is to establish NAELA members as the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance, and services to enhance the lives of people with special needs and people as they age. NAELA currently has members across the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

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