Category: Elder Law

I Miss My Barber and Other Estate Planning Lessons Learned during Virginia’s Stay-at-Home Order

Written By Brittany Wrigley
Posted on May 29, 2020

Everyday life has looked different for most of us during the past few months.  More than ever before, our interactions with the outside world have become “virtual” and “contactless,” as health and sanitation practices have suddenly become the central focus Read More…

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Richard L. Ferris January 18, 1945 ~ April 25, 2020

Written By Carmen Sheppard
Posted on May 5, 2020

The attorneys and staff  of Carrell Blanton Ferris & Associates, PLC are saddened and mourn the death of Dick Ferris, our friend and former colleague.  We will miss Dick and his larger than life personality, as well as his passion Read More…

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Cognitive Impairment A Long And Winding Road

Written By Beth Ann Lawson
Posted on March 26, 2019

As an attorney, I meet wonderful families in various stages of planning for the mental incapacity of a loved one.  Some families are struggling with a current crisis with more limited legal options and possible court action.  Some families are Read More…

Posted in Asset Protection Planning for Long Term Care, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships

Paying for Long-Term Care for Veterans

Written By Carmen Sheppard
Posted on December 18, 2018

Article written by Kevin O’Donnell, Esq.            Assisted living facilities and nursing homes have become astonishingly expensive.  If you are a veteran and struggling to plan for how to pay for long-term care costs without spending Read More…

Posted in Asset Protection Planning for Long Term Care, Elder Law, Estate Planning

Beth Ann Lawson Authors Article for Sentara Living – Legally Prepared for Each and Every Day

Written By Lisa Crowley
Posted on December 12, 2017

Attorney Beth Ann R. Lawson authored the article “Legally Prepared for Each and Every Day to appear in the May issue of Sentara Living.  Beth Ann spoke on the topic of Estate Planning to Sentara employees groups around the Tidewater Read More…

Posted in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Special Needs Trusts