Second Annual Senior Law Day Coming Up May 24th

Clifton Forge, VA – Local attorneys who are members of the Alleghany, Bath, Highland Bar Association are reaching out to help educate senior citizens about issues that are important to consider, but difficult to address. The Bar Association is sponsoring a seminar later this month on laws and programs that affect senior citizens and their adult children. Dabney Pasco, Jr. is President of the Allegheny Bath Highland Bar Association.

“This topic affects each and every one of us; we all have parents, we all have grandparents” says Pasco. “Hopefully as responsible young adults, we’re planning on our future. And so often children or their parents when these issues become apparent, it becomes too late. And unfortunately they’re so complicated that it’s difficult to wade through them.”

Topics that will be covered at the seminar include adult guardianship, reverse mortgages, grandparents rights, elder fraud, nursing home considerations, civil court procedures, landlord tenant issues and social security issues. There will also be a question and answer period.

“Probably one of the most requested topics has been on a simple estate document and planning” says Pasco. “What documents do I need? Do I need a power of attorney, do I need a guardian, what is an advanced medical directive. These are issues that everybody faces and so often they are done after the fact and without a good understanding of what these documents mean.”

This is the second Senior Law Day sponsored by the Alleghany Bath Highland Bar Association. The attorneys learned from their own clients and from the first Senior Law Day what topics are especially important to senior citizens.

Senior Law Day is Tuesday May 24 from 10 to 2:30 at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College. It’s a free event, but space is limited, so please register in advance. Lunch will be provided at no charge. To register call Dabney Pasco Jr.’s office at 540-965-9331.

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