The Law Office of Betsy Sue Scott serves seniors and their families and caregivers throughout Virginia. A goal is preserving a senior's independence while considering both care and financial issues. To do this, counsel meets with the client to identify the needs and concerns s/he faces and then develops a plan to address these.
Estate planning document preparation is a necessary element in this plan. Counsel prepares Wills, Trusts, powers of attorney and advance medical directives that reflect the client's wishes in the context of Virginia law.
In many instances, such planning has gone untended by individuals for too long and the consideration moves into incapacity planning. Counsel also works with local organizations who assist individuals with identified conditions leading to cognitive decline.
Where the individual faces decline without estate planning documents in place, counsel will represent family members who seek to protect their relatives through a guardianship of the person and conversatorship of the property.
Given the varying needs of clients, counsel collaborates with a team of other advisors to assist clients. Other advisors include accountants, financial advisors, physicians, health care professionals, home care providers and senior residence staff.
Recognizing the special needs of U.S. veterans, counsel holds accreditation before the Department of Veterans Affairs for veterans benefits.