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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! 

To see a listing of our website blog articles tagged and sorted by their own specific topics,  just click on their corresponding 'Blog Categories' links below, located directly under the 'Contact Us Today' field on the lower right of this page. (If viewing this on a desktop or laptop computer.)

Prefer to listen to podcasts on the go instead? Our newest media offering from the firm is an ongoing podcast put out by Robert and Cricket Haley, called 'Aging Intelligently'. 

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.

*This podcast is accessible through many applications, including AppleSpotify, Anchor, Breaker and Google podcastsSubscribes Welcome! 

Blog Articles

Why Do I Need a Will?

Amid the grief of losing a loved one, families are dealt additional burdens when the person did not leave behind a will or estate plan.
06/20/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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When Should I Update My Will?

There are some obvious triggers that might prompt you to update your will, such as changes in health or marital status. There are, however, also some not-so-obvious ones to be aware of, according to financial planners and attorneys.
06/10/22 • 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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Special Needs Planning

Estate planning should always be customized to each individual creating a plan. This is particularly important when planning for beneficiaries with disabilities.
05/23/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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How Does a Trust Fund Work?

Trust funds are an important estate planning tool. They can protect your assets while you’re alive and help ensure that you leave money to your children or other loved ones after you die.
04/20/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Episode 4 - Aging Intelligently Web-show: How To Fail At Estate Planning When Having A Child on Public Benefits

This episode breaks down how people fail at estate planning and how to better prepare yourself for estate planning if you have a child or children that receive public assistance. Estate planning when you have a child on public assistance can be tricky and we want you to succeed at it, which is why this […]
03/09/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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October is Special Needs Law Month!

If you currently provide care for a child or loved one with special needs (such as mental or physical disabilities), you must have contemplated with concern about what may happen to them when you are no longer able to provide and care for them: We can help! Learn More About Special Needs Planning
10/06/21 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Fall Prevention For Seniors

In an average year, 3 million older Americans go to the ER after a fall. Studies show that 28.7% of older adults fall every year in the U.S. Given today’s population, that’s about 36 million total falls. In an average year, 3 million older Americans go to the emergency room after a fall. The Centers for Disease Control […]
09/09/21 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Aging Intelligently Podcast Out Now: Power Of Attorney Horror Stories

Not every Power of Attorney document is created equally. What you don't know in this case, can hurt you. Robert and Cricket discuss: Why you need a POA, what happens if you don't have one if you become incapacitated, how your agent is to use the POA, and even why an internet POA may be […]
08/31/21 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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Aging Intelligently Podcast Out Now: Why You May Need A Care Manager

In this episode, Robert interviews Cricket about Care Management. What is a care manager vs a life-care planner? We discuss elder abuse and how to spot and prevent these circumstances if you are alone or feel you are being mistreated by your family or caregivers. We share a few of our worst cases and how […]
08/06/21 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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