Elder Law & Estate Planning

Addressing All Of Your Elder Law Concerns

There are certain legal issues you can prepare for and at other times, life catches you off guard. In either case, you want to know that you have a place to turn for all your elder law concerns.

From his office in Williamsburg, attorney Paul S. Ward has more than 25 years of legal experience. From Medicaid coverage to tax planning, he can help you with your elder law issues today.

Mr. Ward is certified as an elder law attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation. He also a CPA and has been accredited to assist veterans by the Veterans Administration.

Paul S. Ward has an in-depth understanding of the challenges his clients face. He provides the personal attention and will answer questions directly to help ensure each client understands his or her options. His goal is to support clients in developing a sense of security for their families and themselves.

As an elder law attorney, Mr. Ward advises clients on a variety of legal issues concerning the elderly, including but not limited to:

In addition to the areas mentioned above, Paul S. Ward can also help you determine if a special needs trust is an option for you to consider. If you have a grandchild or child with a mental or a physical disability, you want to know that he or she will be taken care of properly. By carefully drafting a will or special needs trust, you can ensure that his or her best interests are taken care of when you are no longer able to do so yourself.

Understanding the Tax Implications of Your Estate Plan

From income tax to inheritance tax, there are a lot of tax issues specific to elder law. As a certified public accountant (CPA), Paul S. Ward can help you understand what deductions you are eligible for. If you have a retirement plan, such as a 401(k) or a 403(b), he can help you maximize its effect. You might be eligible for a tax-deferred retirement plan.