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Elder Law Overview

Elder Law Overview

While we all want our golden years to be filled with the joys of retirement, grandchildren and travel, they are seldom enjoyed without various other complexities that individuals encounter as they age; including deteriorating health, financial concerns and family disputes.  To meet these challenges, a unique area of law, Elder Law, has taken on greater value to millions of aging Americans and their caregivers. This area encompasses many different legal disciplines.  

The Law Office of Virginia W. Griffee is knowledgeable in a wide array of issues that impact the elderly and can assist you and your loved ones with the following matters:

  • Healthcare planning, including powers of attorneys and living wills
  • Estate planning 
  • Long-term care planning, including long term care insurance options
  • Selecting the right long-term care facility 
  • Qualifying for Medicaid/TennCare benefits
  • Veterans Benefits Planning 
  • Conservatorships 
  • Prevention of financial exploitation and elder abuse

While we communicate with caregivers, including spouses, children, doctors, social workers and home aides, our central focus in the elder law field remains our elderly clients. We work diligently to make sure the seniors we represent are protected and continue to enjoy a high quality of life as they age.

The high cost of long-term care has made planning a critically important issue for many middle class seniors and their families. In fact, most seniors will likely require some form of long-term care. Sadly, many seniors are unprepared for the significant financial burdens it places on their family’s hard earned savings. Financial devastation looms large for a family facing the exorbitant costs of ongoing care.

The Law Office of Virginia W. Griffee works with individuals and their caregivers to guide them with care and respect through challenging financial and legal decisions that occur as they grow older and require ongoing care. While there are significant federal and state benefit programs designed to assist the elderly, far too many people fail to understand how these programs function and what is required for eligibility. We work closely with our clients to ensure they have an understanding of the many legal options to protect assets and qualify for benefits that will help pay for long-term care.


We serve all of West Tennessee, including but not limited to Shelby County, Fayette County, Tipton County, McNairy County, and Madison County, as well as the cities of Memphis, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Cordova, Millington, Bolivar, Dyersburg and Jackson, TN.



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