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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

There are Ways to Transfer Home to Your Children

Transferring a home to adult children is not quite as easy as giving them the keys and letting them move in. No matter how you do it, the taxman wants his cut, whether through estate and gift taxes or those for property and income, both federal and state.
11/29/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Estate Planning for Different Ages and Stages of Life

An estate plan works like the operating system on your phone or computer. It runs in the background. However, it needs occasional updates to keep the plan current.
11/23/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Factors to Consider when Picking Executor, Trustees and POAs

One of the biggest challenges that clients encounter during the process is deciding who to appoint as their trustees, powers of attorney, health care surrogates and executors.
11/15/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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November is National Long-Term Care Awareness Month!

National Long-Term Care Awareness Month is observed in November every year. This month-long observance highlights the long-term care needs of men and women over the age of 65, and how they should be assisted in their daily lives.
11/01/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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This Week is National Estate Planning Awareness Week!

This Week is National Estate Planning Awareness Week! The idea and motivation behind this nationally recognized time from October 17th through October 23rd, is to bring community-wide awareness to the need for proper estate planning, and for people to ask themselves this important question: "Have I properly planned for the future?"
10/18/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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How Do You Provide Financial Help for a Special Needs Child and Retirement Too?

People with children who cannot support themselves need to think well past their own lifetime and figure out how to provide for these children after they are gone.
10/13/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Can Dementia Be Prevented?

Socializing, taking classes and exercising may boost your brain's cognitive reserve and stave off memory and thinking problems down the road, a new study suggests.
09/21/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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What Do I Need to Know about Geriatric Care Managers?

As many family caregivers know all too well, caring for an elderly loved one can overwhelm you quickly.
08/25/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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What a Family Caregiver Needs to Know

If you're a caregiver, part of your job may be to keep track of your loved one's legal affairs. You probably know — or are learning — that it's a big responsibility. It is always a good idea to consult with a Certified Elder Law Attorney, to make sure that proper estate planning is in place!
08/09/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Do You Have a Will?

According to a recent Gallup poll, a little over half (54%) of adults in America don’t have a will. Forbes’ recent article entitled “How To Determine If You Need A Will” says that, for adults under 30, even more live without wills—80%. Therefore, if you are married and/or have children, you should have a will, even if it’s just a very basic one.
07/18/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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