In light of the Salem Circuit Court’s separate appointments of a guardian and conservator for an elderly husband and wife, after their daughter, a physician licensed in another state, unlawfully dispensed medications to the mother, appeared abusive to her father, ...Read More »
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(AP) — Advocates of tougher laws against financial exploitation of the elderly and mentally incapacitated will press their case in the General Assembly again in 2013, this time with the imprimatur of the Virginia State Crime Commission. Legislation dealing with ...Read More »
A court case that says it may be unreasonable for a law firm serving as guardian to charge legal rates for non-legal services has elder law attorneys saying they may be driven out of the business of managing personal affairs ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
You have reviewed your new client’s intake questionnaire. She is an 80-year-old widow with three children, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Her net worth, including her mortgage-free home, is about $3.5 million. She has a good government pension as ...Read More »
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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