Why do I do this?

My family has had a cast of characters that were significant, accomplished, talented, adventurous and wealthy (some were infamous too, but that is a different story). In the westward expansion of our country, we settled the Oklahoma Territory and the settlement that now is the home of the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. My Great great grandfather was decorated for his service during the Civil War only to have his land grant for his service taken from him by the U.S. Government and flooded to build a lake. We have had millionaires die broke and others leave it all behind for a dream. On the other hand, one of my grandmothers died in a hospital hallway because she was too poor for them to provide treatment. I’ve seen our close-knit family with annual gatherings of laughter and love end and sever the connection of family all because of a Will that never got finished or family discussions that were needed but too difficult to ever bring up. The result is the lives of our loves end only in memories rather than a Legacy that is passed forward and shared.

I felt the power of family’s stories that gave me a foundation to know I can accomplish anything if I set my mind to it. But, I also felt lost in how to get started or who to ask for help. I felt lost because I was starting from scratch instead of building on the foundation that my family had worked so hard for but had nothing to show for it. I determined, in my life, I would turn that around. I want to turn it around for you too. You worked hard so you can give a better starting place to your children and grandchildren. I want that for you, too.

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Our Office

The Meeting Center at Historic Mount Pleasant
291 South 2nd Street
Richmond, KY 40475

*Pictured at the top of the Home page.


Historic A. R. Burnam House
815 West Main Street
Richmond, KY 40475

*Pictured below; Opening soon…our main offices will relocate to the Historic A. R. Burnam House. Stay tuned for details and updates.


A Life of Serving & Service

When you are making future plans for yourself or your parent, you deserve an attorney who has a holistic understanding of elder law. In this area of law, one detail often impacts all others. Just like the imagine inside of a Kaleidoscope, that childhood toy that we all played with; the slightest turn of the barrel creates a whole new picture. This is exactly what happens with the laws and strategies for your case. Incorrect advice from a non-expert can cost you thousands of dollars and months of trouble.

At the Elder Law Practice of Scott E. Collins, PLLC, our managing attorney has dedicated his life and career to serving and caring for people. You can trust him to guide you through difficult decisions and counsel you on your many choices.

Our owner and managing attorney, Scott Collins, is a U.S. Army veteran as well as a minister in several churches from Texas to New Hampshire. When he witnessed what his family went through as his 102-year-old grandmother passed away, he knew that this was the area of law to which he would dedicate his life. It fit perfectly with his background in serving and helping others, and it was a natural extension into the field of elder law.

Scott is a Member of the Elder Law Division of the Kentucky State Bar, and has served as its chair. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and highly involved in ElderCounsel, an organization committed to the highest standards of Excellence in Elder Law and Special Needs Planning, in order to ensure our legal work is always up to the highest standards and newest legal developments across the entire country. He is also a Veterans Affairs Accredited Attorney.

We are Your Advocates

With our firm, you’ll always know that we are in this together. We can prevent the problems and eliminate the stress for situations down the road that could ultimately ruin relationships, rob you of all that you worked for and leave you without the care you need and deserve. By planning in advance, you will reduce the stress on your children and loved ones, allowing them time to focus on moving forward rather than arguing amongst each other, confused about what to do, or crushed by the hundreds of obstacles they will face.

Where we Serve

The Elder Law Practice of Scott E. Collins, PLLC serves residents throughout Southeastern Kentucky including Madison, Clark, Fayette, Rockcastle, Bourbon, Mercer, Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln, Casey, Pulaski, Woodford, Jessamine, McCreary, Laurel, Whitley, Knox, Bell, Clay, Jackson, Estill, Powell, Montgomery, Bath, Morgan, Menifee, Magoffin, Breathitt, Perry, Leslie, Knott, Harlan, Letcher, Floyd, Pike, Owsley, Lee, Rowan and Fleming Counties

Meet our Legal Team

Elder Law Guidance, the Elder Law Practice of Scott E. Collins, is owned and led by Scott a U.S. Army veteran and former minister. His passion is to help others build a better future for themselves and their families.

What Our Clients are Saying

The Counsel You Need. The Care You Deserve.

Our goal is that clients feel more at ease after they have spoken with our lawyer. From knowing your elder law issue will be cared for with confidence, to having an additional support system, we will be here for you and your loved ones.

Please call us today at (859) 684-5333 to schedule a free initial consultation. If you’d prefer, we are also available online.

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