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Greetings - Welcome to our firm's Blog! Curious to learn more about topics of interest in regards to Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning/Asset Protection and other elder law matters in general? Be sure to check out our online blog! 

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Prefer to listen to podcasts on the go instead? Our newest media offering from the firm is an ongoing podcast put out by Robert and Cricket Haley, called 'Aging Intelligently'. 

Welcome to Aging Intelligently, where we walk with you down the path of getting older and together, climb those obstacles that seem insurmountable. Information and preparation can change your perception of aging. To learn more, we invite you to also check out our Aging Intelligently website, located here.

Certified Elder Law Attorney®, Robert W. Haley, and his wife, Cricket, a Certified Elder Care Manager, share their journey from fat to fabulous. They discuss their research, personal experience and interview other experts in the fields of Elder Law, Care Management, Finance, Nutrition, Fitness, and even Travel, so you too, can be holistically well and secure wherever life's path may lead.

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Blog Articles

What are Options When I Can’t Live on My Own?

Here are a few options to consider when you can no longer live alone.
05/19/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Why Is Communication Important in Estate Planning?

For most families, the estate planning process is more involved than simply naming beneficiaries. While the primary goal of estate planning is transferring assets in an orderly and tax-efficient manner, it’s just as important to focus on preserving wealth across generations.
05/18/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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What Assets are Not Considered Part of an Estate?

In presentations regarding essential actions individuals should take regarding inheritance, emphasis is usually placed on drafting a will. This leaves unanswered what happens to assets that do not pass by will —so called non-probate assets.
05/17/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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MORE SENIORS ELIGIBLE FOR BIG MEDICARE DRUG SUBSIDY

A million low-income seniors have become eligible for a big assist on prescription drug expenses this year under a newly expanded federal program. The subsidy can defray thousands of dollars in costs, and in many cases eliminate prescription drug expenses entirely for participating seniors. The Extra Help program which is administered by the Social Security […]
05/16/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Is Bitcoin Part of an Estate?

Have you thought about what will happen to your bitcoin when you die? For many of us, the thought has at least crossed our mind.
05/15/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Tips on Finding the Right In-Home Aide

As you age, you may need help to take care of your health but want to live independently in your home.
05/12/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Aging Intelligently Web-show: Amusement Park Calamity

Review of the once-lost George Romero movie: "The Amusement Park". This movie originally made in 1973, focuses on a seemingly ordinary day at an amusement park that turns into a living nightmare for an elderly man. Welcome to Aging Intelligently, where we walk with you down the path of getting older and together, climb those […]
05/04/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Can a Vacation Home Be Kept in the Family for Generations?

These vacation homes may also comprise a significant portion of the family’s wealth. Therefore, it’s understandable that homeowners want to pass their properties and family traditions to future generations.
05/03/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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The Unexpected Problems of "Springing" Power of Attorney

This article is very timely as it may take your bank or financial institution days or weeks to review the DPOA, then you find out you need a physician’s statement and the review begins again! We used to talk about the problems of this type of document when going over Estate Planning Basics at seminars! […]
05/01/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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No Will? What Happens Now Can Be a Horror Show!

It's hard for a family to recuperate when the patriarchs and matriarchs have gone to glory, leaving a battle for who will carry the family's leadership role and manage the family's transition of wealth.
04/30/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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