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The need for elder law planning increases post-election

By Valerie Peterson, J.D. November 10, 2016
Now that the election is over, what might the future hold for elder law planning? We may see..

How you can benefit from elder law services

By Valerie Peterson, J.D. September 19, 2016
ElderCounsel CEO, Valerie Peterson, J.D., was live on Fox 26 Houston on Thursday, September 15...

The Impact of Caregiving on Women

By Valerie Peterson, J.D. September 14, 2016
Women routinely serve as caregivers for spouses, parents, in-laws and friends. In fact, an..

Why do we have a Veteran suicide epidemic?

By Valerie Peterson, J.D. August 2, 2016
In recent years, U.S. veterans have fallen victim to alarmingly high suicide rates. A recent..

A Bill Focused on Putting Veterans First

By Valerie Peterson, J.D. June 20, 2016
On April 28, 2016, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on..

Shout it from the Rooftops—May is National Elder Law Month!

By Valerie Peterson, J.D. May 12, 2016
We understand the importance of practicing elder law, but others in your community may not..

Knee Replacements for Boomers

By Valerie Peterson, J.D. September 16, 2015
A recent article titled, "Baby Boomers Flock to Get Knee Replacements" caught my attention as..

Answering the Call for Elder Law Education

By Valerie Peterson, J.D. August 21, 2015

Elder law is quickly becoming an appealing and rewarding area for lawyers looking to expand..

Is There a Connection Between Diet and Dementia?

By Valerie Peterson, J.D. June 11, 2015
Many experts say yes. In fact, there are many who are beginning to refer to Alzheimer’s as “Type..

The Advice You Would Want Your Parents to Receive

By Valerie Peterson, J.D. April 16, 2015
We often hear the phrase, “I don’t need to do elder law” or “I don’t have the time to learn..

Does a VA Pension Claim Die With the Claimant?

By Valerie Peterson, J.D. April 3, 2015
  Thankfully, a VA Pension claim does not die with the claimant…for the most part.  The VA has..

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