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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! 

To see a listing of our website blog articles tagged and sorted by their own specific topics,  just click on their corresponding 'Blog Categories' links below, located directly under the 'Contact Us Today' field on the lower right of this page. (If viewing this on a desktop or laptop computer.)

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

Aging Intelligently Podcast Out Now: The Perils of DIY Asset Protection

Asset Protection is a technique that is used to save your life's earnings from being spent down when a person needs to enter long-term care in a nursing home. This is our specialty and often people come to us for help after attempting to protect assets on their own. Needless to say, this isn't often […]
10/10/21 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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October is Special Needs Law Month!

If you currently provide care for a child or loved one with special needs (such as mental or physical disabilities), you must have contemplated with concern about what may happen to them when you are no longer able to provide and care for them: We can help! Learn More About Special Needs Planning
10/06/21 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Aging Intelligently Podcast Out Now: Supplements for Anti-Aging

Organics, Vitamins, Amino Acids, Creatine.... it can all be confusing. In this episode, Robert and Cricket discuss the supplements they use to help them be strong, well, and healthy as they get older and what they specifically used to fight against illnesses they had been diagnosed with and successfully mitigated with nutrition. Welcome to Aging […]
09/25/21 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Aging Intelligently Podcast Out Now: Probate Horror Stories

Have you been told you don’t need a Will? In this episode we discuss a few of the serious issues that can arise from poor planning or when you don’t have a Last Will & Testament. Welcome to Aging Intelligently, where we walk with you down the path of getting older and together, climb those […]
09/10/21 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Fall Prevention For Seniors

In an average year, 3 million older Americans go to the ER after a fall. Studies show that 28.7% of older adults fall every year in the U.S. Given today’s population, that’s about 36 million total falls. In an average year, 3 million older Americans go to the emergency room after a fall. The Centers for Disease Control […]
09/09/21 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Unprecedented Changes Under President Biden Proposed To Gift And Estate Tax Laws

Have you checked in with your estate planning attorney lately? Current estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax exemptions and tax rates may be affected if new tax legislation passes. For example, President Biden’s American Families Plan would eliminate the 'step-up' in basis upon death. The proposed 'For the 99.5% Act' includes provisions that could significantly affect how […]
09/09/21 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Aging Intelligently Podcast Out Now: Power Of Attorney Horror Stories

Not every Power of Attorney document is created equally. What you don't know in this case, can hurt you. Robert and Cricket discuss: Why you need a POA, what happens if you don't have one if you become incapacitated, how your agent is to use the POA, and even why an internet POA may be […]
08/31/21 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Aging Intelligently Podcast Out Now: Why You May Need A Care Manager

In this episode, Robert interviews Cricket about Care Management. What is a care manager vs a life-care planner? We discuss elder abuse and how to spot and prevent these circumstances if you are alone or feel you are being mistreated by your family or caregivers. We share a few of our worst cases and how […]
08/06/21 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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How Do I Stop Heirs from Foolishly Wasting Inheritance?

One of the biggest concerns a trust creator might have is that the beneficiary would squander their inheritance or that the beneficiary’s creditor would attach the inheritance to cover the beneficiary’s debt.
08/03/21 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Can You Believe Aging Parents Grow Stubborn and They Know It?

Aging parents grow stubborn, and researchers are uncovering the reasons why.
08/02/21 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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