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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

Senior Driver Safety Amid COVID

Travel is complicated, even without a global pandemic. For seniors and other high-risk individuals, it can be even more intimidating when you’re dependent on public transportation that presents increased exposure to germs or disease. Planes, buses, taxis and even ride-sharing companies can pose a threat, with COVID-19 potentially floating in the air or living for hours — or even […]
03/17/21 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Common Questions For Executors On An Estate

When someone passes away it is naturally quite a difficult time for the family emotionally. There are often a lot of questions regarding their estate, especially early on in the Probate/Estate Administration process.  Below are a few of the more common questions that we are often asked: Common Question # 1: "As Executor, Am I Liable For The Debts […]
12/08/20 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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A Few Common Estate Planning Myths

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions in Estate Planning! Whether at seminars in person, through webinars, or over the phone, we often hear these listed below come up quite frequently: MYTH #1: "Estate planning is only for the rich." When people hear the word "estate", the automatic association is that of a millionaire, for example, "stately Wayne […]
10/01/20 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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CMS Announces $165M to Support Home Care, Reduce ‘America’s Over-Reliance’ on Nursing Homes

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). took a new step to support care transitions from long-term care facilities into home- and community-based settings. On Wednesday, CMS announced the availability of up to $165 million in supplemental funding to states (including Virginia) currently operating Money Follows the Person (MFP) demonstration programs. MFP programs […]
09/29/20 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Congratulations Are In Order! (Finance Monthly Legal Awards 2020)

Congratulations are in order: Managing Attorney Robert W. Haley has been recognized in Finance Monthly Legal Awards for 2020 as Elder Law Lawyer of the Year!
05/20/20 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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FIDUCIARY ACCREDITATION RECEIVED

Robert W. Haley has been awarded the ACCREDITED INVESTMENT FIDUCIARY® designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies. The AIF designation signifies training in fiduciary responsibility and follows a course and examination.The Center for Fiduciary Studies is the first full-time training and research facility for fiduciaries. The Center, associated with the Center for Executive Education, Joseph […]
04/26/20 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Robert W. Haley Named To The Top Attorneys 2020 Super Lawyers List!

Our firm has received great news this month: Managing Attorney Robert W. Haley, of the Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia is listed as part of the Super Lawyers list in the category of Elder Law for 2020! He received this distinction starting back in 2007, and onward from 2009 through 2019 as […]
04/20/20 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Congratulations Are In Order! (Chatham Star Tribune 2020 Readers' Choice Awards)

Managing Attorney Robert W. Haley and staff of The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC, would like to thank all who voted for us recently in the Chatham Star Tribune 2020 Readers' Choice Awards! We greatly appreciate your support. Our office received First Place in the Best Law Firm category for 2020! […]
03/25/20 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Regarding Governor Northam's COVID-19 Announcement, From Robert W. Haley, Managing Attorney

Effective immediately today, March 3rd, 2020, in accordance with VA Executive Order 53, as you may have heard by now, Virginia Governor Northam has closed schools for the remainder of the school year and all  non-essential businesses.  Yet, the order also notes: “Non-essential brick-and-mortar stores can remain open if they practice social distancing and avoid […]
03/23/20 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Congratulations In Order: 2019 AV Preeminent® Rating!

We’re delighted to announce that we have been awarded the AV Preeminent® Rating for 2019! We are very proud to bring you the highest level of service in our practice. #avrated #awards
04/26/19 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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