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That is always a tough question, although it's often easier to find someone willing to make financial and legal decisions than to make personal and health care ones. On the financial side, attorneys and accountants may be willing to serve as agents under durable powers of attorney for their clients, especially if they have a longstanding relationship with the client. Of course, they will charge for their time serving in this role. If you have enough savings and investments, a bank or trust company will act as trustee. But all of these professionals or institutions are likely to feel uncomfortable making the more personal decisions associated with health care and living arrangements. To find someone willing to take that on, you may be better off searching for a volunteer associated with a church or other religious group or a charity working with seniors.
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Local Elder Law Attorneys in Ashburn, VA
Margaret A. O’Reilly is an estate planning and elder law attorney with over thirty-five years of legal experience. Attorney O’Reilly graduated from Duke University with a degree in psychology, and received her law degree from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. For over 15 y...
Attorney Samantha Simmons Fredieu is an associate at Hale Ball. Ms. Fredieu graduated magna cum laude from Vermont Law School where she was the symposium editor on the Vermont Law Review, a production editor on the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, and a member of the Moot Court Advisory Board. She has clerked for...