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Skillful Virginia Elder Law Attorneys Assist Richmond-Area clients

Glen Allen and Midlothian offices handle healthcare planning and other issues

Improved medical care means people are living longer, and that realization has forced people to create plans that will protect them throughout their senior years. Though the complex issues involved in such plans might seem intimidating, an experienced Virginia elder law attorney can make sense of available options and help you establish arrangements for yourself and your loved ones. Located in Glen Allen and Midlothian, DeFazio Bal Law Firm works closely with clients and their families in the Richmond area to evaluate key decisions regarding the funding of medical treatment, long-term care options such as nursing homes, and advance directives that specify how health decisions should be handled in the event of incapacity. Taking care of your family means more than the efficient distribution of assets upon your death. We have the knowledge and compassion to safeguard everyone’s interests so our clients and their families can have peace of mind for the future.

Caring advocates draft advance directives to govern medical decisions

A sudden health crisis can prevent you from communicating your medical choices. Unless you set forth clear instructions, your family members could be put in a very difficult position if you are incapacitated due to illness or injury. To avoid this heart wrenching situation, our firm helps clients draft documents such as:

  • Healthcare directives — In a Virginia healthcare directive, you can appoint a trusted person to serve as your agent in the event you cannot communicate your wishes. In this capacity, he or she will enforce your intentions and determine what type of medical treatment you receive.
  • Living will provisions — As part of the healthcare directive, you can establish “living will” provisions that list specific extraordinary measures that you want and don’t want used if your condition is terminal.
  • Powers of attorney — Important legal and financial matters don’t go away when a medical crisis occurs. Our firm creates powers of attorney documents that designate a person of your choice to handle specific issues if you cannot.

Whatever type of instructions you choose to leave, we’ll make the process simple and ensure that your wishes are legally enforceable.

Thorough firm advises on long-term care and insurance arrangements

The attorneys at our firm have more than five decades of collective experience, and we use what we’ve learned to find creative, effective solutions to important elder law concerns. We have a detailed understanding of private insurance as well as government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. By taking a personalized approach to your resources and needs, our firm can design a comprehensive strategy to make sure that all contingencies are covered. Everyone is aware of the high medical costs that exist in the United States today. Even if you don’t suffer from a debilitating condition, healthcare expense can destroy the legacy you want to leave to your children and grandchildren. As in other circumstances, early planning gives you the best chance to fund the services you need after you’ve retired or can no longer work. Our lawyers will help you get there.

Contact a responsive Richmond-area elder law attorney to schedule a consultation.

The DeFazio Bal Law Firm assists Virginians on various elder law issues, including healthcare funding and estate planning. We serve clients throughout Chesterfield and Henrico counties. Please call 804-729-0136 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Glen Allen or Midlothian office.

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  • Glen Allen Office
    4050 Innslake Dr.
    Suite 190
    Glen Allen, Virginia 23060
    Phone: 804-250-3729
  • Midlothian Office
    1 Park W. Cir.
    Suite 201
    Midlothian, Virginia 23114
    Phone: 804-250-3729