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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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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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How Did Olivia Newton-John Plan Her Estate?

Olivia Newton-John would have celebrated her 74th birthday on September 26. The Cambridge-born star earned millions for her efforts in music and entertainment, and a staggering final act of charity saw Newton-John’s family splitting their inheritance with her charities.
11/09/22 • 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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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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Understanding the Issues of Elder Law

The three main areas of focus for elder law attorneys include health care, estate and tax planning and guardianship matters.
07/27/22 • 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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What Happens If My Partner Dies and We’re Not Married?

All couples can now take advantage of tax benefits for married partners, pass assets from one spouse to another with ease and qualify for Social Security spousal and survivor benefits. However, not all couples want to get married.
07/22/22 • 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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