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.
McCarthy & Akers provides a number of services including, but not limited to, the following:
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.
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.
You can learn more about the LCPLFA on their website.
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.
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.
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.
Our firms attorneys are:
Our attorneys have tried cases at all levels of the Virginia Courts including appeals before the Virginia Supreme Court.
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