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Blog Articles

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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Happy Thanksgiving!!!

The staff of the Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia would like to take this time to wish you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving!!! In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday for staff to spend time with their families. We are closed and will reopen on Monday, November the 28th at 8:30am. […]
11/24/22 • 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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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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What Do You Need to Do When a Spouse Dies?

Death, while inevitable, is not often predictable. This can leave many people financially unprepared if their spouse suddenly dies–especially if the deceased was the one that took care of the household balance sheet.
09/28/22 • 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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Is It Necessary to have a Medical Power of Attorney?

Selecting medical powers of attorney is an important step that aging parents should take to ensure they get the care they want, if they are unable to advocate for themselves.
07/26/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Did Actor Ray Liotta Have an Estate Plan?

After years of toiling away in the entertainment industry, Ray Liotta was able to build up an impressive net worth. Thanks to his long successful career, and recent big-name projects, Liotta left his loved ones with a substantial fortune in his estate.
07/20/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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