Our elder law expertise is evidenced by recent accolades. The firm received a 2014 Tier 1 ranking in Richmond for its Elder Law Practice by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® – “Best Law Firms”, and attorney Paula Peaden was named Best Lawyers’ 2014 Richmond Elder Law “Lawyer of the Year”. Our Richmond elder lawyers assist individuals and families with the difficult issues that often face senior citizens and their families, including end-of-life care and:
- Long-term care and long-term disability: Our firm provides caring support to individuals looking to establish a care plan for a disabled parent, child, sibling or other family member. We provide helpful advice regarding the availability of Medicaid, Social Security and Veteran’s benefits.
- Guardianship and conservatorship: When an individual becomes unable to oversee his or her own personal affairs and finagfnces, it might become necessary to seek the court appointment of a guardian or conservator.
- Special needs trusts: We work with clients to establish special needs trusts to protect the financial interests of a child or other family member with a disability.
One of the most important parts of a well-executed estate plan is that it helps an individual achieve and preserve Medicaid eligibility. Our experienced Medicaid attorneys have the knowledge and tools to make sure your or your family’s financial future is secure and that you are able to take advantage of Medicaid benefits as you age. If you have a spouse, a Medicaid resource assessment is typically necessary. We will walk you through this assessment and work hard to prepare an estate plan suited to your or your family’s specific situation and needs.
- Paula L. Peaden