Charlottesville Richmond Virginia
Estate Planning Attorney
Simon Stapleton is an Elder Law Attorney and as such is proud to serve local families who are struggling with a loved one with memory loss, Alzheimer's disease, or who want to know how to protect their assets, apply for Veteran's benefits, or understand other Government benefits such as Medicare and Medicaid. The emphasis of Simon's Estate Planning practice is on protecting and preserving your assets. Mr. Stapleton has a law degree from Essex University, in the United Kingdom, and a further law degree from the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Virginia, New York, and in the United Kingdom, and has been practicing in the Central Virginia area since 1992. Mr. Stapleton's advice to clients is a comprehensive approach to protect and preserve you assets, to include where appropriate:
- •Estate Planning
- •Asset protection
- •Personal Asset Trusts (PATs)
- •Retirement Planning, IRA stretch-outs and IRA stand alone trusts
- •Business Succession Planning
- •Asset protection through Corporations, LLCs and other legal entities
- •Medicaid Trusts
- •Long Term Care Planning and Insurance options
- •Nursing Home Preparation and Planning
- •Durable Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney
- •Advance Medical Directives and HIPAA Directives (relating to the privacy of medical records).
Mr. Stapleton is a member of the Wealth Counsel, a national organization of leading estate planning attorneys providing excellence in estate planning, as well as a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). He is also a member of various local chapters and other related legal planning organizations.
Mr. Stapleton has spoken many times to such organizations as UVA Hospital, Neurology and Dementia units, Social Workers, Discharge Planners, Alzheimer's organizations, JABA (Jefferson Area Board of the Aging), CPAs, Financial Planners, Elderly Care Planners, Geriatric Care Managers, Assisted Living Facilities and Nursing Homes. He is considered an expert in his field and has been asked to appear on radio programs on estate planning issues, and has been quoted in newspaper articles on the subject.
He regularly conducts seminars regarding Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, Living Trusts and IRA Trusts in Charlottesville and Richmond. Contact The Stapleton Law Firm today about your estate planning matter.