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During these trying times, things have slowed down to allow social distancing and to reduce the opportunity for transmission of the Coronavirus.  These are times when people can reflect and contemplate things that they always meant to do, but never had the time to do.  One of these things is to think about estate planning for yourself and for your family.  Preparation of estate planning is one of those things that can be done with minimal to no contact with other people directly.  At Barnes & Diehl, P.C., we are equipped, able, and prepared to handle your Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Advance Medical Directives.  We would suggest during this time, that an initial interview take place.  This can be done by telephone.  Once documents are drafted, they can be emailed to clients for approval Then, edits can be done via telephone call to reduce any possible/potential exposure.

If you are contemplating getting planning done during this time, then contact the Law Firm of Barnes & Diehl, P.C., to discuss preparing your estate documents for the benefit of you and your family.

Wills can be done and executed with minimal contact.  In the event of future changes in your life, your estate, or other changes that may dictate a different disposition, codicils (amendments) can be done.

Click here to contact us on the internet or call for a teleconference or other appointment at (804) 796-1000. We are here to serve you in a safe, effective, and professional way during these trying times.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need assistance. The well-being of our clients and our people is our priority. Our goal is to support our clients and our staff. Please take care of yourselves.

Edward D. Barnes,

As a firm with tradition of experience and devotion to family law, Barnes & Diehl has developed a comprehensive complement to our estate planning practice related to the unique needs of the elderly.

  • Living wills: Living wills permit individuals to instruct their physicians concerning their end-of-live decisions. Our Virginia living will lawyers help clients in informing others of the type of care they do or do not wish to receive.
  • Advanced medical directives: Advance medical directives provide for appointed individuals to make medical decisions when persons are incapable of making their own informed decisions about their medical care.
  • Living trusts: A living trust allows you to maintain control over your assets during your lifetime and pass assets directly to a beneficiary upon your death while avoiding probate and the involvement of the courts. Our elder law attorneys can assist in creating a living trust that is tailored to achieve your needs and goals.
  • Power of attorney: A power of attorney (POA) identifies a person who will make financial decisions for you should you become incapacitated.
  • Benefit planning: We assist in all stages of planning for golden years, including planning applicable to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security Disability, retirement funds, pensions, 401(k) plans and IRAs.
  • Estate planningWe assist clients in creating tailored estate plans comprising wills, trusts and other instruments. We also handle comprehensive estate planning for same-sex couples of all ages
  • Insurance
  • Counseling

Our elder law practice and, in fact, our entire Estate Planning Group at Barnes & Diehl is centered on a personal approach for clients and the efficient, cost-effective creation of legally sound plans that protect assets and reinforce your wishes at all times. An elder law attorney from one of our two offices in Richmond/Chesterfield and Henrico will work closely with you to identify your needs and goals, give a comprehensive analysis of assets and provide options for protection and distribution.

Contact Our Virginia Attorneys for Assistance With Living Wills, Benefit Planning and Other Estate or Elder Law Needs

Contact the Richmond/Chesterfield or Henrico law offices of Barnes & Diehl today to speak with an experienced Virginia elder law lawyer who will answer your questions in a language you can understand and offer advice on the best methods to protect your assets and your family during the senior years

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