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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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Blog Articles

What Do I Need to Do When a Loved One Dies?

It’s easy to overlook an important task after a spouse or other loved one passes away – like retitling assets. It’s a little thing with big ramifications. Follow this checklist to help make a challenging time less confusing.
12/08/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Can Loved One’s Funeral Expenses Be Deducted?

The ability to deduct funeral expenses on your tax returns depends on who paid for the funeral expenses.
12/06/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Major Blunders in Estate Planning

Hey, everyone makes mistakes!  However, major blunders in estate planning can cause massive havoc, easily complicating a bad situation to make it infinitely worse.
11/30/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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There are Ways to Transfer Home to Your Children

Transferring a home to adult children is not quite as easy as giving them the keys and letting them move in. No matter how you do it, the taxman wants his cut, whether through estate and gift taxes or those for property and income, both federal and state.
11/29/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Happy Thanksgiving!!!

The staff of the Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia would like to take this time to wish you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving!!! In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday for staff to spend time with their families. We are closed and will reopen on Monday, November the 28th at 8:30am. […]
11/24/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Estate Planning for Different Ages and Stages of Life

An estate plan works like the operating system on your phone or computer. It runs in the background. However, it needs occasional updates to keep the plan current.
11/23/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Factors to Consider when Picking Executor, Trustees and POAs

One of the biggest challenges that clients encounter during the process is deciding who to appoint as their trustees, powers of attorney, health care surrogates and executors.
11/15/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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How Did Olivia Newton-John Plan Her Estate?

Olivia Newton-John would have celebrated her 74th birthday on September 26. The Cambridge-born star earned millions for her efforts in music and entertainment, and a staggering final act of charity saw Newton-John’s family splitting their inheritance with her charities.
11/09/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Can an Elder Law Attorney Help with Medicaid?

Ensuring that the elderly have their rights respected is extremely important. That is where an elder law Medicaid attorney can play a major role in that situation. So, can an elder law attorney help with Medicaid? This article goes into some things to consider regarding that question.
11/08/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Help! We are Trapped in the Hellscape of Probate!

People often find themselves unexpectedly faced with the pitfalls and constant challenges of probate/estate administration every single day! These struggles that occur during an already difficult time are often greatly compounded by loved ones who failed to properly plan their estate before passing!
11/03/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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