Within Chesterfield, Virginia, clients turn to Lee Law Office to provide help with elder law and estate planning issues. Many people of all ages can benefit from the services that our legal team provides. If you do not already have a plan in place to make sure that your assets are safe, you are on track for a secure retirement and your family will be provided for even if something happens to you, you should reach out to our firm today. Our legal team can also provide you with advice and advocacy as you plan ahead for what will happen at the end of your life, take control of your legacy, or respond to the death of a loved one.
Making plans for end-of-life issues and for what happens when you or someone you love has passed on can be a stressful process. Your situation must be treated with compassion and your attorney must have knowledge of how to work within the system in Chesterfield, Virginia to provide the assistance and support you need. Lee Law Office is trusted by clients within this county because of our long history of providing high-quality estate planning and elder law services. Give us a call today to find out how we can put our legal experience to work for you.
Life in Chesterfield, Virginia
Chesterfield, Virginia is a county located within the Commonwealth of Virginia. The area that makes up Chesterfield County today was once part of Henrico County until it broke off into its own separate county back in 1749. Chesterfield got its name from an English statesmen who had once been the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. The County’s namesake was the 4th Earl of Chesterfield.
Today, Chesterfield County has a population of more than 330,000 people. It is the third largest county in the Commonwealth of Virginia in terms of population, with only Prince William County and Fairfax County having a larger number of residents. Chesterfield is considered to be a part of the Greater Richmond Region and a substantial portion of Chesterfield County’s northern sector is often called the South Side of the City of Richmond.
Seniors in Chesterfield County
Chesterfield County is home to around 115,680 individual households. As of the most recent census, approximately 6.7 percent of the households in Chesterfield County were comprised of seniors who were 65 years of age or older who lived on their own.
Many older people will require a little extra help and support as they began to age. For seniors living alone, it can be more challenging both to get the help they need and to maintain social connections within their community that are necessary for seniors to enjoy the highest possible quality of life.
The County of Chesterfield, VA makes many senior services available to older county residents. There is a county Office of the Senior Advocate, which was created back in May of 2003 in order to specifically serve county residents who are at least 60-years of age. Older residents, disabled residents, and caregivers of county seniors can all take advantage of the services and assistance provided by the Office of the Senior Advocate.
The Office of the Senior Advocate does a number of different tasks, including coordinating services and facilitating regular meetings with various Human Services departments, businesses and not-for-profits. Information and referrals to agencies are also provided.
While many seniors can get the help and support they need through the Office of the Senior Advocate, it can also be important to get proper legal advice about obtaining benefits through programs like the Veterans’ Administration and Medicaid. Lee Law Office can provide assistance in making certain that you can qualify for Medicaid coverage if you need it to pay for nursing home care or long term care and can help you to explore other benefits programs you may be able to take advantage of within Chesterfield County.
Courts in Chesterfield County
Lee Law Office also offers help to those who need to become involved in legal proceedings related to estate law, probate and guardianship. We know how to work within the Chesterfield County system to help you to probate the estate of a loved one, to assist you in having a guardian declared for an incapacitated loved one and to otherwise handle legal matters that necessitate court involvement.
Within the County of Chesterfield, the Clerk of the Circuit Court has been empowered to handle many probate and estate matters. We can provide you with guidance on addressing the legal issues that arise so you can resolve probate and estate matters quickly and efficiently within the Circuit Court system.
Contact a Chesterfield County, VA Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney
A Chesterfield County elder law and estate planning attorney at Lee Law Office can help with all of your incapacity planning, retirement planning, legacy planning and more. We are also there for you after the death of someone you love. To find out more about the different kinds of assistance that we can provide, give us a call today.