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Elder Law: A special supplement

Virginia Lawyers Weekly is pleased to present “Elder Law,” a special supplement to the May 21, 2012 paper. This 12-page B-Section is sponsored by the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (VAELA). Here is the list of stories from this ...

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The advantages of Qualified Settlement Funds (access required)

You have been diligently preparing for an important upcoming trial. The trial date has been set; you are deep in trial preparation. You are in the middle of heated negotiations with the defense. Suddenly, the defense makes a settlement offer ...

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A uniform guardianship law celebrates its birthday (access required)

Let’s just admit it. It’s a mouthful, and none of us can say it three times fast – the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (Virginia Code § 37.2-1031 et seq). Effective on July 1, 2011, we’re now ...

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Basic estate and long-term planning a must for LGBT seniors (access required)

Virginia does not recognize same-sex marriages or domestic partnerships, and also does not recognize the validity of same-sex marriages or domestic partnerships entered into in other states. As a result, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population of Virginia ...

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Planning for a veteran’s aid and attendance benefits (access required)

Attorneys who work with elderly clients, clients with disabilities, or veterans should be aware of the Veterans Administration’s Aid and Attendance Benefit. A&A is a pension program, available to certain veterans, and widowed spouses of veterans who need long term ...

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Influential Woman of the Year: Score is “Love-All” when dealing with lawyers and doctors

Deborah Love has worked closely with both lawyers and doctors over her career, and – by all accounts – has helped to bring out the best of both professions. Love has distinguished herself in her 17 years as executive director ...

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Man shot and killed by police while fleeing pot bust – $1,400,000 Verdict (access required)

This shooting took place in the early evening at a Sheetz gas station on Route 58 in Halifax County on July 2, 2008. The entire incident was caught on surveillance video. Neal Seamster, age 22, had purchased a small amount ...

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