Estate planning is a broad term that refers to managing one’s property during life and arranging for its disposition upon death, taking into account tax laws, insurance, and real and personal property. Elder law refers to the increasingly complex array of legal issues related to property, Medicaid and Medicare planning, and health care decisions affecting the aged and aging population.
The estate planning attorneys at the Bluefield, West Virginia, law firm of Brewster, Morhous, Cameron, Caruth, Moore, Kersey, & Stafford, PLLC, have extensive experience preparing the necessary documentation for effective management and disposition of property, estate tax planning, and sound health care decision-making and planning. We prepare wills, trusts, living and testamentary trusts, asset transfers, living wills, advanced medical directives, medical powers of attorney, durable powers of attorney, guardianships, and conservatorships. We handle simple and complex trust and estate administration.
Our practice of elder law includes Medicaid and Medicare claims, appeals, and planning; Social Security claims and appeals; supplemental and long term health insurance planning; disability planning, including delegation of financial management and healthcare decisions; long term care and nursing home planning, including preservation of assets to prevent impoverishing a spouse; and planning with regard to public and private insurance benefits, survivor benefits, and pension benefits.
Throughout our law practice, we are committed to personal, hands-on representation and ongoing communication with our clients. In practice in Bluefield since 1960, we have deep roots in the community, and we have earned a reputation among our colleagues for high-quality and principled legal counsel. We invite you to contact our law offices for skilled and knowledgeable legal advice regarding wills, living trusts, or elder law concerns.
With offices in Bluefield, we represent clients in several West Virginia counties, including Mercer, Kanawha, Boone, Fayette, Nicholas, Webster, Mingo, Logan, Raleigh, Greenbrier, Wyoming, Summers, McDowell, Cabell, Lincoln, Harrison, Putnam, and Monroe; and in the Virginia counties of Bland, Wise, Dickenson, Buchanan, Tazewell, Giles, Russell, Washington, Smyth, and Wythe.