WOODSTOCK 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 Woodstock Elder Law Attorneys are Different

We’re certified in elder law.

Most Woodstock elder law attorneys are not actually certified in elder law. In contrast, 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.

Our Woodstock coordinators are able to:

  • help families safeguard an elder’s health,
  • preserve their quality of life,
  • while making sure the proper legal work is being done to safeguard the elder’s wealth and assets.

Furthermore, our Woodstock 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 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.

Our Elder Care Services Explained

FAQs for Woodstock 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.

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Our firm has represented over 16,000 clients across VA & WV.

Proudly delivering service to our clients for 2 decades.

Associations

Our firms attorneys are:

  • Admitted to practice before all the Courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of West Virginia; the Federal District Court for Western District of Virginia and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
  • Members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Members of the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Members of the Virginia State Bar
  • Members of the West Virginia State Bar
  • Members Winchester/Frederick County Bar Association
  • Members of the Warren County Bar Association
  • Members of the Fairfax County Bar Association
  • Members of the Prince William County Bar Association
  • Members of the Thomas More Law Center
Awards and Designations
  • Named among Virginia’s “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business Magazine
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Awarded the Distinguished Member designation by the Thomas More Law Center

Our attorneys have tried cases at all levels of the Virginia Courts including appeals before the Virginia Supreme Court.

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Our Locations

Shenandoah
Valley

Winchester

302 W Boscawen St., Winchester, VA 22601

Front Royal

502 N Royal Ave, Front Royal, VA 22630

Strasburg

145 E King St., Strasburg, VA 22657

Woodstock

109 N Main St. Suite 201, Woodstock, VA 22664

Shenandoah
Valley

Northern
Virginia

Manassas

7900 Sudley Rd Ste 806, Manassas, VA 20109

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25 S 4th St. UNIT 2, Warrenton, VA 20186
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Hours Of Operation

Mon-Fri: 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, By Appointment
While other law firms may see you as just a number or another case, we take the time to get to know you and understand your legal needs. We will craft a solution that works best for you.
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