What Does an Elder Law Attorney Do in Central Virginia?
Senior citizens 65 or older account for about 16% of Virginia’s population. These seniors often have complex legal needs that include estate planning, protecting assets from Medicaid, and planning for disability. Estate Planning in Virginia Our comprehensive estate planning services can help you manage your estate during your lifetime and streamline asset
Keeping an Eye out for Elder Financial Abuse and Fraud
As reported by the National Council on Aging (NCOA), US elder financial abuse and fraud losses range from 2.6 to 36.5 billion dollars each year. Financial exploitation reported by elders is more common than all other forms of elder abuse, however, NCOA believes instances of elder financial fraud and abuse
The Future of Long-Term Care In 2022
Taking a look at your life and health care planning at the start of each new year is more critical than ever. As Americans continue to respond to COVID-19's many iterations, we identify what is most important in our lives to preserve our health and financial future. For many, the mere
RESOLVED: Get Your Estate Plan in Order
The first new year's resolution you need to keep is to visit your friendly elder-law attorney, who can guide you through the estate planning process. Sadly, the pandemic is not over yet. It's important to prepare your papers in advance in case you become ill and cannot speak for yourself.
Should My Loved One in Need of Care Live with Me?
Increasingly, the concept of aging in place is becoming more popular. However, many of us face the issue of what to do when we notice an older loved one is having difficulty living safely at home. Signs such as a dirty home in poor repair, unpaid bills, piles of mail,
Legal Guardianship of Aging Parents
As a guardian, you take on a significant legal responsibility to ensure the care of aging parents. The duties of a parent include their daily care, their medical care, and possibly making financial decisions on their behalf. A guardian is often an individual who was previously a caregiver, but now
Caregiving From A Distance
According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the defy long distance caregiving as providing care for a person who lives an hour or more away. This type of caregiving takes many forms – from arranging for in-home care, money management, bill paying, and information coordinator. You may also provide
State Laws to Further Protect Nursing Home Residents
The 2021 Fall flu season may see even more resurgent cases of COVID-19 on the heels of the summer Delta and Mu variants. Nursing home implementations of CMS protocols for resident visitation are becoming broader as lessons of isolation due to physical separation from loved ones and family has taken
Why is Probate Negative?
You may have heard that it's best to avoid probate court if you can. But just because people may have heard that term, doesn’t mean they know exactly what probate means, why it can be a problem, or how to successfully avoid it. In this post, we will take a
The Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act
The Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act was designed to combat the growing epidemic of the elderly being taken advantage of financially and abused physically. A study conducted by the National Council on Aging indicates that approximately 1 in 10 Americans aged 60 or older have experienced some form of