Managing Attorney Robert W. Haley and staff of The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia are pleased to announce the addition of Laura E. Frazier. Ms. Frazier will join the firm in an “of counsel” position. Frazier will be based at the firm’s Bassett office located on Fairystone Park Highway. 

Frazier joins our staff with 9 years of general practice experience. Her past positions include Assistant Public Defender for the City of Martinsville and Associate Attorney of the firm of Gardner, Barrow, Sharpe and Reynolds. Her last position was as a solo practitioner with a concentration in serving as Guardian Ad Litem for children and adults, ensuring their rights are protected during legal proceedings. 

Back in September of last year, we published an article about Alzheimer's Disease on our blog regarding a new drug that clears toxic proteins from the brain. Now there is another treatment in the works with the aim of fighting back against this destructive disease!

Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques - structures that are responsible for memory loss and a decline in cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients.

If a person has Alzheimer’s disease, it’s usually the result of a build-up of two types of lesions - amyloid plaques, and neurofibrillary tangles. Amyloid plaques sit between the neurons and end up as dense clusters of beta-amyloid molecules, a sticky type of protein that clumps together and forms plaques.  

Every family needs someone to help manage care and services for their aging adults.

Our resource site, found here was created by The Estate and Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia and aims to provide lists of many services or resources for seniors available in Southern Virginia! 

We are now about a month into the new year and President Trump has taken office in an election that has surprised many! Here are just a few key issues of interest to watch out for this year that affect seniors and their families as well as those persons with disabilities: 

Congratulations to Mr. Haley as we recognize your 5 Year Anniversary of being named an AV Preeminent® Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell! An AV rating symbolizes an attorney with the highest possible peer review rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.

On January 19th, Robert W. Haley will give a seminar on Asset Protection at Blue Ridge Therapy Connection at 105 Landmark Drive, Stuart, Virginia from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Paying for nursing home care can cause you to liquidate your home, cash and all your assets before Medicaid will take effect. This seminar illustrates what can happen with and without proper planning. Meeting with an accredited Certified Elder Law Attorney can save you thousands of dollars. Please join us!

Every family needs someone to help manage care and services for their aging adults.

Our resource site, found here was created by The Estate and Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia and aims to provide lists of many services or resources for seniors available in Southern Virginia! 

n the interest of staff & client safety, both of the Estate & Elder Law Center Bassett & Danville offices are closed today due to the weather.

If you had an appointment scheduled with us for today and have not yet heard back from us, call our office at (276) 629-5381 to reschedule. Please remember to check on your neighbors, especially the elders! Be safe out there!!!

Life is an ongoing learning experience and often hands us questions that we may not have the answers to. It is best to talk to an expert for advice. On topics such as Estate PlanningMedicaid and other Elder Law concerns, our firm can help!

We have several seminars coming up on various topics in the next few months and hope to see you at one or more of them. New seminars as they are confirmed will be added to this site as well as posted on our Facebook page in the upcoming weeks, including seminar registration information and location.

If you have any questions or are interested in having Managing Attorney, Robert W. Haley speak at your next gathering whether it be for your church, group, company or organization, please contact us and we will make it happen!

Click here for a current list of upcoming seminars!

THE POLLS ARE OPEN!!!

Virginia Living Magazine is currently ringing in the new year and taking votes for 'Best of Virginia', and The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia (with 2 offices in Danville and Bassett) would definitely welcome your vote and support! Danville clients vote in the Central Region; Bassett clients vote in the Southwest Region.

As more and more of our life is "online" these days, have you made arrangements for those assets at your death or incapacity?  Who will close down accounts?  Who will take over your mobile banking or bill-paying?

Americans value their digital assets at more than $54,000 on average, according to a 2011 survey conducted for McAfee, a security technology company — but few people take the time to create an estate plan for their digital assets.