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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.

*This podcast is accessible through many applications, including AppleSpotify, Anchor, Breaker and Google podcastsSubscribes Welcome! 

Blog Articles

Local Law Firm Gives Clients Peace of Mind

(Interview courtesy of the Chatham-Star Tribune) For over a quarter-century, Robert Haley has been assisting Southside Virginia residents with estate planning and a wide variety of additional legal services. The Estate and Elder Law Center currently has offices in Bassett (3371 Fairystone Park Highway), as well as Danville (742 Main Street). The firm is also expanding its services to assist residents in the Lynchburg area.
06/06/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Can I Avoid Disagreements in My Family about Mom’s Caregiving?

Family members of all kinds have fought over money matters since time immemorial, but it may be worse for cash-strapped caregiving families. The costs of caregiving activities, including hiring aides, buying supplies, and covering medical and pharmacy copays, negatively affect family caregivers’ pocketbooks and morale.
06/04/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Join our Facebook Live Segment with Robert W. Haley, June 6th at 5pm!

 We are happy to announce a new upcoming and reoccurring Facebook Live that will be taking place by the Managing Attorney Robert W. Haley, with his wife and firm administrator Cricket Haley.  This segment will be starting this coming Monday on June 6 at 5 pm and taking place at that same time every other […]
06/03/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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How Do I Conduct an Estate Inventory?

What's Included in an Estate Inventory?
06/03/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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What are Benefits of Pre-Planning My Funeral?

Questions around death planning can feel overwhelming: Cremation or burial or natural organic reduction? What will your family want, and what will it cost? Do you really need to think about all this if you're young and healthy right now—or can you put off these decisions until you're older or dealing with a life-threatening illness?
06/02/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Senior Second Marriages and Estate Planning

More Americans are now getting married over the age of 65 than ever before. Even though this may be a second or third marriage for many, caregivers should nevertheless be aware of certain aspects that shouldn’t be ignored amidst all the wedding plans and celebrations.
06/01/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Estate Tax Exemption Change?

Will estate tax exemption change in 2022? It is possible the proposed clawback regulations from the Treasury may undermine the estate planning you’ve done to address the reduction in estate tax exemptions coming on January 1, 2026. Which tax-free transactions will trigger an estate tax, if the taxpayer dies after the higher exemption amount sunsets?
05/31/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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How Bad Is Caregiver Burnout?

A new study showed that caregiver burnout is becoming a growing problem.
05/27/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Is Your Incapacity Plan in Place?

You may lose the ability to manage your own affairs as you grow older. Therefore, it’s necessary to have an incapacity plan in place.
05/26/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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How to Get Started on an Estate Plan

The Covid-19 pandemic has increased Americans’ awareness of the need to have a will, living trust or other similar end-of-life document prepared.
05/25/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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