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Fairfax Elder Law Attorneys

Plan for Your Future.

Do you want to protect your assets, healthcare, and benefits? You may find elder law difficult or confusing. There are many ways the elder law attorneys at McCarthy & Akers, PLC can help.

How Our Fairfax Elder Law Attorneys are Different

We’re certified in elder law.

Unlike most Fairfax elder law attorneys, we employ certified Elder Care Coordinators. Certified Elder Care Coordinators have received extensive training regarding:

  • the legal aspects of life care planning,
  • the aging process,
  • and typical elder care problems and their solutions.

Coordinators are able to help families safeguard an elder’s health and quality of life while making sure the proper legal work is being done to safeguard the elder’s wealth and assets.

Furthermore, our Fairfax elder law attorneys are members of NAELA, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Understanding Elder Law

As one ages, a large number of new issues begin to raise their heads – related to health, housing, finances, and of course, the law. A good elder law attorney understands the connections between all these areas of life, and makes sure that proactive legal measures are being taken to forestall problems for elders in any of these areas.

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

The Only LCPLFA Member in Fairfax, VA

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 Fairfax 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: 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, By Appointment

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