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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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There are Ways to Transfer Home to Your Children

Transferring a home to adult children is not quite as easy as giving them the keys and letting them move in. No matter how you do it, the taxman wants his cut, whether through estate and gift taxes or those for property and income, both federal and state.
11/29/22 • 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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Can an Elder Law Attorney Help with Medicaid?

Ensuring that the elderly have their rights respected is extremely important. That is where an elder law Medicaid attorney can play a major role in that situation. So, can an elder law attorney help with Medicaid? This article goes into some things to consider regarding that question.
11/08/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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November is National Long-Term Care Awareness Month!

National Long-Term Care Awareness Month is observed in November every year. This month-long observance highlights the long-term care needs of men and women over the age of 65, and how they should be assisted in their daily lives.
11/01/22 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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The Difference between Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts in Estate Planning

A trust is an estate planning tool that you may consider using if you want to go beyond drafting a last will and testament.
10/12/22 • 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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What Is the Best Asset Protection?

Perhaps the largest number of people who may benefit from asset protection planning are those who are at most mildly concerned about asset protection issues, or not even aware of the need for such planning.
07/21/22 • 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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Medicare Plan Options In Virginia

We assist many of our clients and their families everyday with protecting their hard-earned savings and assets through proper Asset Protection/Medicaid Planning. Often, there is some confusion on what Medicaid is compared to Medicare, as they are not the same!  The similarity here is that they are both government programs designed to help Americans afford health care.  Medicaid is available if you meet your […]
10/26/21 • by: The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia, PLLC
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