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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

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL OF THE DADS OUT THERE!!!

No matter the age of the father or the children, our offices can help with guiding and protecting the future for your loved ones.
06/17/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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How to Find a Great Estate Planning Attorney

One of the most important decisions you’ll have to make when creating an estate plan is which estate planning law firm to work with.
06/17/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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What Is the Best Way to Leave Money to Children?

Providing for future generations shouldn’t be (overly) taxing. To manage taxes as you pass down your assets, look into UTMAs, 529s, child IRAs and trusts.
06/16/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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What Happens Financially when a Spouse Dies?

When you lose your mate, you lose so much—your best friend, your equilibrium and your future together. Just when you’re at your lowest, it hits you: You could lose a lot of money, too.
06/14/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Failure to Plan: Why Is Having a Will Important?

A striking proportion of Americans don’t have one. Non-traditional families are left uniquely vulnerable.
06/13/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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What are the Most Important Estate Planning Documents for Seniors?

When it comes to death and disability, your will alone might not be enough.
06/11/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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When Should I Update My Will?

There are some obvious triggers that might prompt you to update your will, such as changes in health or marital status. There are, however, also some not-so-obvious ones to be aware of, according to financial planners and attorneys.
06/10/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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How Do I Create a Trust?

Trust funds are an important estate planning tool. They can protect your assets while you’re alive and help ensure that you leave money to your children or other loved ones after you die.
06/09/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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What about House Contents when Someone Dies?

It is quite a tragedy when a loved one passes away. You may want to remember them by keeping sentimental objects from their home, or perhaps they wanted you to inherit a specific item.
06/08/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Is a Roth Conversion a Good Idea when the Market Is Down?

Soaring inflation, interest rate hikes and the war in Ukraine have sparked ongoing stock market volatility. However, there may be a bright spot: the chance to save money on a Roth conversion.
06/07/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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