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Blog Articles

Can Loved One’s Funeral Expenses Be Deducted?

The ability to deduct funeral expenses on your tax returns depends on who paid for the funeral expenses.
12/06/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Major Blunders in Estate Planning

Hey, everyone makes mistakes!  However, major blunders in estate planning can cause massive havoc, easily complicating a bad situation to make it infinitely worse.
11/30/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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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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Help! We are Trapped in the Hellscape of Probate!

People often find themselves unexpectedly faced with the pitfalls and constant challenges of probate/estate administration every single day! These struggles that occur during an already difficult time are often greatly compounded by loved ones who failed to properly plan their estate before passing!
11/03/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Continual Education On Trusts in Elder Law

LEARNING IS A LIFELONG PROCESS!!! As part of continual education and ongoing certifications in the field of elder law, asset protection and estate planning,  Managing Attorney Mr. Haley will be participating in the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys 'Trusts With A Twist' Program, part of a hands-on drafting and networking seminar this month, with sessions spread out over 3 different days.
11/02/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Should I Have a Trust in my Estate Plan?

A simple will works for some people, but maybe not for you. Are you in a second marriage? Have minor children or maybe an adult-disabled child? Concerned about fraud? These are just a few of the many reasons to consider a trust.
10/25/22 • 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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The Difference between Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts in Estate Planning

A trust is an estate planning tool that you may consider using if you want to go beyond drafting a last will and testament.
10/12/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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The Risks of Creating Your Own Estate Plan

Even Consumer Reports suggests working with an experienced estate planning attorney to make sure documents are correctly prepared.
09/11/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Can You Leave an IRA to a Beneficiary?

Maximize the impact of your legacy and make sure it supports the people and causes that are most important to you when doing your estate planning.
08/16/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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