Virginia Elder Law

Thursday, February 15, 2018

We Need Your Vote! Danville Register & Bee's '2018 Reader's Choice Awards'

The ballot is up now for the Danville Register & Bee's Readers' Choice Contest! Getting First Place would mean a great deal to us and we need your help! It only takes a few moments to vote.

Our category is 'Law Firm' found under the 'Services: Professional' section. We are listed as 'The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside VA (Robert W Haley)' in that category. To cast your vote for us, please click directly on this link below:

http://godanriver.secondstreetapp.com/2018-readers-choice/gallery?category=1401091

That link takes you directly to that category only, however you can vote in as few or as many categories as you wish! There are several categories for other fields to vote in as well including best restaurants, automotive services, financial services, personal, professional just to name a few.


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Monday, February 12, 2018

Congratulations in Order!!!

Congratulations to Managing Attorney Mr. Haley as we recognize you for being named an AV Preeminent® Attorney for 2018 by Martindale-Hubbell! An AV rating symbolizes an attorney with the highest possible peer review rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.
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Monday, January 22, 2018

Cold & Flu in the Elderly: Signs & Symptoms

It's that time of year: The flu is hitting hard for all ages this year and the young, those with weakened immune systems, and the elderly are especially at risk! Complications of the flu can dramatically worsen chronic conditions like Asthma, Diabetes and COPD, just to name a few.

It is crucial to take care of yourself as well as being mindful and considerate of the health of those around you. If you or someone in your family is sick with the flu, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends staying home from school or work at least 24 hours after your fever subsides. Most people are at peak contagiousness in the 3 or 4 days after becoming sick, but the CDC does say you may be able to infect others from a day before to even 7 days AFTER developing symptoms.

Check out this link below for things to look out for:

https://www.seniorcaring.com/resources/cold-and-flu-in-the-elderly-signs-and-symptoms 


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Friday, December 1, 2017

Dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia during the Holidays

The holidays can often be a time filled with high expectations, requiring lots of energy and engagement in non-stop activities. For the individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia, it can be challenging and a time of high anxiety. Festivities can agitate, confuse, and overstimulate persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Meanwhile, caregivers can feel anxious, frustrated, and lonely.

To minimize the anxiety and encourage a happy holiday season for the entire family, a little advanced thought and planning can go a long way in ensuring everyone has a wonderful time.


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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Congratulations in Order!!!


 

Congratulations go out to Robert W. Haley, Managing Attorney of The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia! 

Mr. Haley has just received the Silver Client Champion award from Martindale-Hubbell!  Martindale-Hubbell is a peer review service that rates attorneys in both legal ability as well as by ethical standards.

Fewer than 1% of attorneys have achieved Martindale-Hubbell's Silver Client Champion award, making him part of a select group. This award showcases his and his firm's approach and commitment to the delivering the best in client service.


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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Joint Tenancy Explained

Joint Tenancy is a form of property ownership in which one person and another person own and control property together.

With equally shared ownership, this means that by law the property passes outside of a joint tenant’s estate when they die. Instead, their share of the property will go to the other owner. This type of property ownership is often used with married couples and business owners. Under the proper circumstances, joint tenancy helps the co-owner by keeping the property outside of the probate process.


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Monday, August 21, 2017

Navigating The Many Choices In Senior Housing Options

A lot of people are unaware of the variety of Senior Housing options available for elders as they age and how each one is different! In the interest of dispelling a lot of stereotypes in regards to nursing homes, this article with content pulled from the latest edition of the Seniors Guide publication goes into detail on specific options that you may not be aware of worth considering:

(1) ACTIVE ADULT HOMES

This includes homes, condos and townhomes typically sold as deeded real estate for independent living. Often, Active Adult homes are referred to as villas, patio homes, carriage homes or town homes. Retirees and Pre-Retirees are interested in these options because they can enjoy free time travelling or engaged in recreational pursuits, rather than on housing chores and maintenance.

 (2) INDEPENDENT LIVING

These type of residential communities are for seniors wanting a leisurely, hassle-free lifestyle.


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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

What are Pour-Over Wills and Living Trusts For?

In Estate Planning, a Pour-Over Will is a last will and testament that serves as a means of security to capture any assets that are not transferred to or included in a Living Trust, so that they are sure to go to your intended beneficiaries.  It is important to note that Pour-Over Wills deal with personal, not trust assets.

 A Living Trust can be used to hold legal title to and provide a mechanism to manage your property. You (and your spouse) are the Trustee(s) and beneficiaries of your trust during your lifetime. You also designate successor Trustees to carry out your instructions in case of death or incapacity.


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Monday, May 1, 2017

Robert W. Haley Named To The Top Attorneys 2017 List In Richmond Magazine!

Our firm has received great news this Monday: The May 2017 issue of Richmond Magazine lists Managing Attorney Robert W. Haley, of the Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia as part of the Super Lawyers Top 100 Attorneys list in the category of Elder Law!

This accolade is presented by the Super Lawyers organization, which is an independent rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in their respective fields. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.


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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Will You Be Able to Help Your College-Age Child in a Medical Emergency? (HIPAA Privacy Rule)

Something to think about: Most people tend to put off planning and assume that only elders need Estate Planning documents. But in reality, everyone from age 18 to 80 and up needs to plan for the future!


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