Elder Law

Serving Clients Throughout Woodbridge, Virginia

medicaid estate recovery
Elder Law

Should I Worry about Medicaid Estate Recovery?

Medicare is designed to help pay for healthcare costs for seniors once they turn 65. While it covers a number of healthcare expenses, it doesn’t apply to costs associated with long-term care in a nursing home.

power of attorney
Elder Law

When Does a Power of Attorney Fail to Do Its Job?

Every estate plan should have a power of attorney, in which you give one or more people authority to act as agents on your behalf when you aren’t able to.

end-of-life care
Elder Law

What Do I Need to Know about End-of-Life Care?

Unfortunately, only about a third of U.S. adults had an advance directive in recent years, according to one research analysis.

guardianship
Elder Law

The Difference between Power of Attorney and Guardianship for Elderly Parents

The difference between power of attorney and guardianship is a common question asked by adult children. Both roles share a duty to provide care and oversight of medical care and health.

nursing home
Elder Law

Protect Your Estate from Nursing Home Costs

No one wants a nursing home but the longer we live, the higher the chance we may need a nursing home at the end of life.

Alzheimer's
Elder Law

What Steps to Take when Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

Obviously, the first step is to work with your doctor to slow the progression. However, there are legal steps you need to take as quickly as possible.

ADUs
Elder Law

Can Mom Live in the Backyard?

A tiny home in retirement could be a more-affordable way to downsize and still be close to family.

retirement planning
Elder Law

Have Your Parents Planned Carefully for Retirement?

According to Pew Research, roughly 13 percent of self-employed workers in single-person firms reported participating in retirement plans at their current jobs, compared to almost three-quarters of traditional workers.

caregiving
Elder Law

Why Does Mom Tell Me One Thing and My Brother the Exact Opposite?

These inconsistent messages can be confusing under ordinary circumstances but make family caregiving much more complicated.

elderly
Elder Law

What Do I Need to Know as a Caregiver for the Elderly?

Many people transitioning into an elderly life start to require assistance in their everyday lives, especially if they suffer from a chronic or end-of-life medical condition. They need help for tasks, including bathing and eating.