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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

How Do Estate Plans and Trusts Work?

In this article, we will address two terms which some people use interchangeably, but which are very different things: living trusts and estate plans.
06/28/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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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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What Is the Best Way to Leave Money to Children?

Providing for future generations shouldn’t be (overly) taxing. To manage taxes as you pass down your assets, look into UTMAs, 529s, child IRAs and trusts.
06/16/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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What Happens Financially when a Spouse Dies?

When you lose your mate, you lose so much—your best friend, your equilibrium and your future together. Just when you’re at your lowest, it hits you: You could lose a lot of money, too.
06/14/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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How Do I Create a Trust?

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.
06/09/22 • 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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Can a Vacation Home Be Kept in the Family for Generations?

These vacation homes may also comprise a significant portion of the family’s wealth. Therefore, it’s understandable that homeowners want to pass their properties and family traditions to future generations.
05/03/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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The Unexpected Problems of "Springing" Power of Attorney

This article is very timely as it may take your bank or financial institution days or weeks to review the DPOA, then you find out you need a physician’s statement and the review begins again! We used to talk about the problems of this type of document when going over Estate Planning Basics at seminars! […]
05/01/22 • 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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Aging Intelligently Podcast Out Now: Our Haunted Home

In honor of Halloween, Robert and Cricket discuss some of the many paranormal experiences they and their friends have had in their haunted house. Lovingly named Ithaca Estate, built in approximately 1930, unexplained activity and disembodied voices started the first night they stayed in the home 16 years ago. Welcome to Aging Intelligently, where we […]
10/16/21 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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