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Blog Articles

What a Family Caregiver Needs to Know

If you're a caregiver, part of your job may be to keep track of your loved one's legal affairs. You probably know — or are learning — that it's a big responsibility. It is always a good idea to consult with a Certified Elder Law Attorney, to make sure that proper estate planning is in place!
08/09/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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What are Alternatives to Guardianship?

We all want to protect vulnerable people from harm. However, taking away all their rights usually isn’t the place to start. Instead, there are several less severe options that could be the right way to go. But, in the case of incapacity, if an elderly person with dementia failed to make provisions of durable power of attorney for health care and for financial matters before becoming ill, a guardianship may be the only way to protect the person and their estate.
08/01/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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What’s Involved with Being a Trustee?

Being a trustee is difficult but adopting these four best practices employed by professional trustees will go a long way to ensure that you’ll effectively execute your duties and mitigate your liability.
07/28/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Understanding the Issues of Elder Law

The three main areas of focus for elder law attorneys include health care, estate and tax planning and guardianship matters.
07/27/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Is It Necessary to have a Medical Power of Attorney?

Selecting medical powers of attorney is an important step that aging parents should take to ensure they get the care they want, if they are unable to advocate for themselves.
07/26/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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What are the Advantages of a Business Trust?

Trusts could be an incredibly powerful tool to help business owners protect their business and reach their wealth goals.
07/25/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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What Happens If My Partner Dies and We’re Not Married?

All couples can now take advantage of tax benefits for married partners, pass assets from one spouse to another with ease and qualify for Social Security spousal and survivor benefits. However, not all couples want to get married.
07/22/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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What Is the Best Asset Protection?

Perhaps the largest number of people who may benefit from asset protection planning are those who are at most mildly concerned about asset protection issues, or not even aware of the need for such planning.
07/21/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Did Actor Ray Liotta Have an Estate Plan?

After years of toiling away in the entertainment industry, Ray Liotta was able to build up an impressive net worth. Thanks to his long successful career, and recent big-name projects, Liotta left his loved ones with a substantial fortune in his estate.
07/20/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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What Is Congress Doing to Guarantee a COLA Increase for Vets?

Lawmakers in recent days took the first steps in ensuring that veterans receive a cost-of-living boost in their federal benefits later this year, introducing legislation that would guarantee the veterans’ checks see the same increase as Social Security payouts.
07/19/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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