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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.

FAQs for Winchester Elder Law Attorneys

Proxies / Advance Medical Directives:

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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: 8:30am-6:00pm
Saturday, By Appointment

Shenandoah Valley

Front Royal

135 B N. Royal Ave.
Front Royal, Va 22630

Strasburg

145 E. King Street
Strasburg, Va 22657

Winchester

302 W. Boscawen St.,
Winchester, Va 22601

Woodstock

106 N. Main St, Suite 201
Woodstock, VA 22664
(Look for 106 Lawyers Row)

Northern Virginia

Manassas

10432 Balls Ford Rd., Ste 300,
Manassas, VA 20109

Warrenton

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