Fairfax Elder Law Attorneys
Plan for Your Future.
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:
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.