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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

How Do I Create a Trust?

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.
06/09/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Local Law Firm Gives Clients Peace of Mind

(Interview courtesy of the Chatham-Star Tribune) For over a quarter-century, Robert Haley has been assisting Southside Virginia residents with estate planning and a wide variety of additional legal services. The Estate and Elder Law Center currently has offices in Bassett (3371 Fairystone Park Highway), as well as Danville (742 Main Street). The firm is also expanding its services to assist residents in the Lynchburg area.
06/06/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Estate Tax Exemption Change?

Will estate tax exemption change in 2022? It is possible the proposed clawback regulations from the Treasury may undermine the estate planning you’ve done to address the reduction in estate tax exemptions coming on January 1, 2026. Which tax-free transactions will trigger an estate tax, if the taxpayer dies after the higher exemption amount sunsets?
05/31/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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How to Get Started on an Estate Plan

The Covid-19 pandemic has increased Americans’ awareness of the need to have a will, living trust or other similar end-of-life document prepared.
05/25/22 • 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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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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Episode 4 - Aging Intelligently Web-show: How To Fail At Estate Planning When Having A Child on Public Benefits

This episode breaks down how people fail at estate planning and how to better prepare yourself for estate planning if you have a child or children that receive public assistance. Estate planning when you have a child on public assistance can be tricky and we want you to succeed at it, which is why this […]
03/09/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Episode 3 - Aging Intelligently Web-show: Top 10 Celebrity Estate Disasters, Part 2

Part 2: Aging Intelligently discusses their top ten celebrity estate disasters. This episode breaks down #5-#1. Celebrity Estate Disasters deals with celebrities passing on and not having their Estate settled. This leads to offspring and or siblings arguing and fighting over the estate. Everyone may believe they have claim to the Estate. "I am the […]
02/23/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Episode 2 - Aging Intelligently Web-show: Top 10 Celebrity Estate Disasters, Part 1

Part 1: Aging Intelligently discusses their top ten celebrity estate disasters. This episode breaks down #10-#5. Celebrity Estate Disasters deals with celebrities passing on and not having their Estate settled. This leads to offspring and or siblings arguing and fighting over the estate. Everyone may believe they have claim to the Estate. "I am the […]
02/09/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Episode 1 - Aging Intelligently Web-show: 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? […]
01/26/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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