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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.

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Blog Articles

How Can I Help My Family After I Pass Away?

Estate planning is always a difficult subject to deal with, because who wants to arrange things for when they die?
06/24/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Can I Make Decisions for My 18-Year-Old ‘Kid’ If She Becomes Incapacitated?

Incapacity can occur because of illness or an accident. It can be temporary or permanent. That’s why every adult needs a power of attorney in place, once they turn eighteen.
06/21/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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How to Find a Great Estate Planning Attorney

One of the most important decisions you’ll have to make when creating an estate plan is which estate planning law firm to work with.
06/17/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Failure to Plan: Why Is Having a Will Important?

A striking proportion of Americans don’t have one. Non-traditional families are left uniquely vulnerable.
06/13/22 • 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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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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SENIOR SCAM ALERT: Avoiding 'Trust Mill' Scams

This past week our offices received a flurry of calls pertaining to a seminar held in the Martinsville area recently given by an out-of-state company, extolling the virtues of incorporating Revocable Living Trusts into your family's Estate Plans. The truth of the matter is, not everyone needs a trust! Furthermore, a Revocable Living Trust does NOTHING to protect assets in […]
04/05/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Getting Your Affairs In Order

If we had a crystal ball and could see into the future, we would not need to prepare ahead for end-of-life decisions. James was 62 years old when a stroke made it impossible for him to communicate with his family. Neither his wife nor children knew anything about his financial or medical information. James had […]
11/19/09 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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