Elder Law Attorneys in Winchester, VA

Plan for Your Future.

There are many ways to protect your assets, health care and benefits, many of which may be confusing or even unknown. That’s where an experienced elder law attorney like McCarthy & Akers, PLC can help.

Our Elder Law Attorneys in Winchester

Our elder law team helps to handle a wide range of legal matters relating to a person who is older or disabled. It can include managing decisions related to health and long-term care, finances, government benefits, retirement, and other issues.

Our Elder Law Services

McCarthy & Akers provides a number of services including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Estate planning
  • Wills & trusts
  • Probate
  • Powers of attorney
  • Health care directives
  • Long-term care issues
  • Medicaid and other government benefits planning & application
  • Taxes & tax planning
  • Retirement benefits
  • Estate administration

How Our Winchester Elder Law Attorneys are Different

We are elder law experts.

Whether our clients are looking long-term into the future or need immediate assistance with filing a medicaid application, we have the experienced attorneys and certified Elder Care coordinators to best achieve our client’s goals.

Unlike most law firms, our attorneys hold advanced certifications in Elder Law and Elder Care, and are members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Additionally, we go one step farther by employing licensed social workers who are certified Elder Care Coordinators to assist our clients.

What are some of the common problems & challenges of elder law?

As we get older and live longer, people are faced with managing the challenges of finances and health care. There are many ways to protect your assets, health care and benefits, many of which may be confusing or even unknown. That’s where an experienced elder law attorney like McCarthy & Akers, PLC can help.

The medicaid process is very complex and unless you have an expert on your side. We save our clients save thousands of dollars by assisting them with their medicaid planning and application process.

Handling the process of gathering and legally dissolving an estate for someone who has passed away can be a long and tedious one, which can overwhelm someone who is not experienced in estate administration. And in some cases, estates must be administered in more than one state, in accordance with state law. Without legal counsel, the process can be daunting.

The Only LCPLFA Member in the Shenandoah Valley

What is "Life Care Planning" and how does it make McCarthy & Akers different?

As an elder law firm that practices Life Care Planning, we are different from other firms in our goal, our method, and our structure.

You can learn more about the LCPLFA on their website.

What You Get from Life Care Planning

Our goal is primarily the quality of life and independence of the elder, rather than the preservation of the elder's money for the next generation.


How Life Care Planning Supports Your Quality of Life

Our method is holistic rather than narrow. We can help you to navigate not only legal matters, but also broader financial, medical, and situational problems that arise in elder care.

Why Our Team is the Right One For You

In keeping with our goal and method, we've built our firm upon an interdisciplinary team, rather than upon legal specialists solely.

FAQs for Winchester Elder Law Attorneys

Proxies / Advance Medical Directives:


What is a health care proxy?

A health care proxy or agent has the authority to make medical decisions in cases where a person is rendered incapable of making his or her own decisions.

How do I get a health care proxy?

All competent adults, ages 18 years or older can appoint a health care agent by signing a form, called a Health Care Proxy. You don’t need a lawyer or notary, just two adult witnesses.

What is a living will / advance health care directive?

A living will is an advance healthcare directive. While not actually a will, it is a document that lets people state their wishes for end-of-life medical care, in case they become unable to communicate their decisions.

This living will is a set of instructions or an expression of wishes and desires that specifies the use or non-use of medical treatments and procedures that would artificially prolong life.

McCarthy & Akers

Office Hours
Mon-Fri: 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, By Appointment

Shenandoah Valley

Front Royal

502 N. Royal Ave.
Front Royal, Va 22630


145 E. King Street
Strasburg, Va 22657


302 W. Boscawen St.,
Winchester, Va 22601


109 N. Main St, Suite 201
Woodstock, VA 22664

Northern Virginia


7900 Sudley Rd. Ste. 806
Manassas, VA 20109


Fairfax, VA 22030


25 S. 4th St., Suite 102,
Warrenton, Va 20186