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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

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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Is there a Connection between Vitamin Deficiency and Dementia?

If you’re folate deficient, talk to your doctor about healthy ways to boost your levels.
04/29/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Aging Intelligently Podcast Out Now: Britney Vs Spears

We have all heard of the Britney Spears drama, but did you know she was diagnosed by a retired geriatric psychiatrist with dementia? In this episode, Cricket and Robert discuss her diagnosis, as well as the court rulings and management of her guardianship and conservatorship. Was this Conservatorship of the Estate and the Body needed? […]
04/28/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Do Single People Need Estate Planning?

If you don’t have a spouse or children, you might think you don’t need to do much estate planning. However, if you have any assets, familial connections, or interest in supporting charitable groups – not to mention a desire to control your own future – you do need to establish an estate plan.
04/27/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Obama Administration Announces Intention to Increase Support for Family Caregivers

On Monday, January 25, the Obama Administration’s Task Force on the Middle Class announced a recommendation for increased support for family caregivers. A proposed $102.5 million increase in funding for the Department of Health and Human Services would include $52.5 million for caregiver support programs that provide temporary respite care, counseling, training, and referrals to […]
04/26/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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What Happens to a Pet when Owner Dies?

While it’s never fun or pleasant to think about what will happen to them if the worst should happen to us, it’s very important to consider how we can ensure that they are well cared-for when and if we are no longer able to care for them ourselves.
04/25/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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How Do I Avoid Probate?

There are good reasons why people want their estates to avoid probate, and a lot of ways to do it.
04/22/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Organize Your Important Papers and Get Personal and Financial Affairs in Order

The first step in getting your affairs in order is to gather up all your important personal, financial and legal information, so you can arrange it in a format that will benefit you now and your loved ones later.
04/21/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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How Does a Trust Fund Work?

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.
04/20/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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