Elder Law and Its Justifications: A Hybrid Vision Inspired by Family Law Jurisprudence

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Abstract

This Article calls for a departure from the 'positivist-professional' definition of Elder Law. It offers a new definition that demands answers regarding the justifications for this legal area and the normative base that should guide its content. The paper draws on findings from a qualitative study with grown children who have an elderly parent in need. These findings point toward a) a preliminary theoretical framework that justifies a special area of Elder Law, embracing and transcending that of anti-ageist law, and b) the relevance of Family Law jurisprudence as a normative inspiration for this legal area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-54
Number of pages30
JournalTheoretical inquiries in law
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Law

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