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Always Put Caregiver Contracts in Writing

When hiring a caregiver- it is important to put the contract in writing. Courts can be especially strict about requiring contracts when caregivers are relatives- but a formal agreement is still necessary even…

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ThompsonMcMullan Selected to U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Law Firms” List

ThompsonMcMullan is pleased to report inclusion in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Law Firms” 2015 list. The firm ranked in the following: Metropolitan Tier 1 in Richmond for Commercial…

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A Guidebook to Planning for Old Age

Millions of Americans are facing old age essentially alone. One in three baby boomers is single or no longer part of a couple due to divorce or death. Others may…

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Report Ranks States on Nursing Home Quality and Shows Families’ Conflicted Views

A new report that combines nursing home quality data with a survey of family members ranks the best and worst states for care and paints a picture of how Americans…

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Long Term Care Ombudsman’s Conference

Elder Law attorney Paul Izzo has been selected by the Virginia state Ombudsman, Joanie Latimer, to present at a conference in Richmond titled “Bridging the Gaps and Navigating the Sticking…

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John O’Herron to Present at 2023 VBA Appellate Summit

The 2023 Appellate Summit hosted by the Virginia Bar Association is scheduled for September 28th and attorney John O’Herron is speaking on a panel at the “Hybrid Program” session. Offering…

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Should an Annuity Be Part of Your Retirement Planning?

Annuities can be valuable retirement and longevity planning tools- but they are complex financial products that can be misused. There are two kinds of annuities: variable and immediate. Variable annuities…

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Dispute Between Brothers Demonstrates Need to Plan for Long-Term Care

A recent New Jersey appeals court case demonstrates how important it is for families to come up with a long-term care plan before an emergency strikes. The case involves two…

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Movement Grows to Add Dental Coverage to Medicare

Medicare does not offer much in the way of dental benefits. To get dental coverage, you need to purchase separate and often costly dental insurance or sign up for a…

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William W. Tunner Appointed to the Virginia House of Delegates Ethics Advisory Panel

On August 7, 2020,  the Honorable Eileen Filler-Corn, Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, appointed William W. Tunner to serve on the House  Ethics Advisory Panel. His appointment runs…