Virginia Elder Law Attorneys | DC Metro Area Estate Planning Lawyer
The elderly make up the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. By 2030, roughly 20% of America's population will be age 65 or older. Elder law is an emerging area of the law that encompasses the broad range of issues that affect the elderly. From retirement planning to estate planning to health care and nursing care planning, elder law protects the financial and legal rights of our nation's aging population.
A good estate plan is crucial to protecting your rights when you get older. An estate plan will ensure that property is distributed, medical decisions are made, and finances are managed according to your wishes. Perhaps the most useful tool in estate planning is a durable power of attorney, which allows an individual of your choosing to make legal and financial decisions for you in the event that you become physically or mentally incapacitated. In addition, every estate plan should include a will appointing an executor of your estate and providing instructions on how your property will be distributed after your death. Our experienced Virginia elder law attorneys can help you formulate an estate plan that best suits your needs.
Another important aspect of elder law is dealing with nursing home abuse and neglect. Whether a caregiver fails to meet the needs of the senior (neglect) or actually physically or mentally abuses a resident, nursing home abuse is not uncommon in today's society, and we must do our best to prevent it. Recently, there has been increased recognition that elderly and dependent adults are subject to risks of abuse, neglect and abandonment. The abuse can be recurrent neglect or a single egregious event which produces injury, either physical or financial.
Protecting the rights of seniors and individuals with disabilities is vital as we live longer and children with disabilities become adults. The experienced Virginia elder law attorneys at Charles B. Roberts & Associates, P.C. can assist you with the preparation of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, medical directives, estate administration, guardianships and conservatorships, long-term care planning and other elder law issues. Our firm has the resources and experience to help you formulate an estate plan that best meets your needs. Call 1-888-407-4529 today to discuss your case with our experienced Virginia elder law attorneys. We handle cases in Arlington, Fredericksburg, Woodbridge, and throughout Northern Virginia.