Elder Law Guidance Celebrates National Special Needs Law Month in October

Focus on Awareness of Legal Options for People with Disabilities  October 21, 2021, Richmond – Elder Law Guidance, The Elder Law Practice of Scott E. Collins, PLLC, is celebrating National Special Needs Law Month in October, as established by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). The Richmond-based firm is raising awareness about the…

When It Comes To Guardianship, How Do I Not Become Like Britney?

The headlines are rife with Britney Spears’ name yet again, and it seems this young woman’s battle with her conservatorship may see its end. As an elder law attorney who deals with guardianship and conservatorship cases, I’ll let you in on a little secret: you don’t need a multimillion-dollar fortune to end up with Ms.…

What I Wish I’d Known Then That I (Still) Don’t Know Now

Okay, so maybe we don’t know everything we’re supposed to know as grown-ups. We know why the sky is blue (wavelengths and all) and we can rattle off those math facts like nobody’s business even if we can’t explain our kid’s (or grandkid’s) math to them.  But some things, like how to pay for long…

Three Warning Signs You Need To Apply for VA Pension

One of this country’s best kept secrets is that most veterans who served during a wartime period and their surviving spouses qualify for the Veterans Affairs (VA) Wartime Pension and don’t receive it. Why? “Two of the biggest issues that happen with veterans who come to my firm is they don’t know they qualify for…