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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! 

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Blog Articles

What Exactly Does an Executor Do?

The main responsibility of an executor of a will is to carry out the final wishes of the person who bestowed that position of trust.
02/01/23 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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How Can an Elder Law Attorney Help Me?

With an elder care lawyer by your side, handling issues associated with Medicaid and Medicare is easy.
01/23/23 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Are My Children Entitled to My Money?

Adult children may anticipate, but are not legally entitled, to an inheritance.
01/19/23 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Can an Estate Plan Be Created without My Spouse?

I’m looking for guidance on where to start with planning in case something happens to me or my husband.
01/18/23 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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CURIOUS ABOUT ESTATE PLANNING? Be Sure To Join Attorney Robert W. Haley For A Seminar on January 19th!

CURIOUS ABOUT ESTATE PLANNING? Be sure to join Attorney Robert W. Haley for a seminar on January 19th! Friday, January 19th, 2023 in Danville at 12:00pm starts our office's return to presenting live, in-person, seminars on a variety of topics for the new year! Certified Elder Law Attorney®, Robert W. Haley will be giving an estate planning seminar on 5 @ 55: Estate Planning Basics that everyone should have in place.
01/16/23 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Can I Get My Co-Executor Sister to Abide by Father’s Will?

My father left his house to me and my sister. However, 75% is supposed to be for me and 25% for her. Because she feels that was unfair, she’s fighting with me about selling the house.
01/10/23 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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What Estate Planning Can a Nursing Home Resident Do?

Those who put off doing any estate planning before entering a care facility, may find themselves asking what estate planning can a nursing home resident do? It can be difficult trying to understand the estate settlement process. It’s a system so arcane and frustrating that it can take months to complete. Family members must deal with probate, taxes, assets and debts — all while navigating their grief.
01/09/23 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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How GRAT's can Transfer Wealth Across Generations

Grantor-retained annuity trusts, or ‘Grats,’ are a wealth-transfer technique that shift investment growth out of an estate to heirs tax-free.
01/05/23 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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What to Do When Your Spouse Dies

There are many questions that come up regarding what to do when your spouse dies! Kiplinger’s recent article entitled “A Checklist for What to Do (and NOT Do) After Someone Dies” provides some worthwhile information to help you if you are faced with a death in the family and must organize the next steps.
01/04/23 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Should I List Beneficiaries on my Life Insurance?

Here are three smart moves to make when picking (or adjusting) your life insurance beneficiaries.
12/19/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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