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Front Royal 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.

Our Front Royal Elder Law Attorneys

For someone who is elderly or disabled, our elder law team can be of great service. Elder law involves a wide variety of important legal decisions of which the average person may not be aware.

Examples include:

  • Health and long-term care,
  • Finances,
  • Government benefits,
  • Retirement,
  • Etc.

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 Front Royal Elder Law Attorneys are Different

We’re certified in elder law.

Most law firms in Front Royal are not certified in elder law or elder care. Our attorneys, however, hold advanced certifications in elder law. What’s more, our attorneys are members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

To go even further, we employ licensed social workers who are certified Elder Care Coordinators. Our certified elder care coordinators are able to work with family members to assess the care needs of clients.

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 Front Royal 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.