Elder Law Representation Throughout Hampton Roads Estate & Legacy Planning Since 1978
  • TrustBuilders is the firm to do it right.

    “We recently had our trust developed with the TrustBuilders Law Group. WOW! What a wonderful experience. They are an extremely professional group. What I appreciated the most was their guidance and ...”

    - Larry
  • Friendly staff with expertise in many areas. Highly recommend!

    “Our family has been working with TrustBuilders Law Group for many years. We take great comfort in knowing our estate planning is in expert hands. They are always knowledgeable regarding any changes ...”

    - Katherine Horner
  • They take the time to assess your family's needs and customize a plan right for you.

    “Very knowledgeable and friendly. Attorney Buxton and Carlos are great. They take the time to assess your family's needs and customize a plan right for you. They welcome all questions and make sure you ...”

    - Carolyn E. Blakeney
  • Three visits and it was all done!

    “I set up a will, trust, and medical directive. Three visits and it was all done. Effective and at reasonable fees.”

    - Glen Braden
  • Wake, you are an "encyclopedia" of estate planning information!

    “Just returned from an excellent session held at the Smithfield Station Conference Center in Smithfield, VA. Presented by Wake (who was assisted by Carlos) the information was presented clearly and ...”

    - Sandra Spivey

Virginia Beach Elder Law Lawyers

Comprehensive Elder Law Services

At TrustBuilders Law Group, we are a full-service elder law firm that is dedicated to providing the clients we serve with sound legal and financial solutions that seniors need to prepare for their golden years. For over 35 years, our attorneys have been assisting elderly clients throughout James City County, York County, and Mathews County with complicated legal matters.

We Are Here to Serve You

TrustBuilders Law Group is a family-owned and operated law firm. Our firm is committed to helping families throughout Virginia Beach create lasting legacies through smart estate planning strategies. We have been assisting clients for over 35 years with the accumulation, preservation, and transfer of their wealth. We take great pride in our holistic, client-centered approach and we possess extensive resources with the latest in drafting and analytics to generate a comprehensive planning experience.

If you’re ready to set up a free case consultation with TrustBuilders Law Group, then please call us today at (757) 500-5135.

Full Range of Elder Law Services

Medicaid Planning

Medicaid is a federal-state program that provides medical assistance to low-income individuals, including those who are 65 or older or disabled. Although Medicaid eligibility rules vary from state to state, there are still federal minimum standards and guidelines that must be observed. Due to the complex eligibility requirements for Medicaid benefits, from look-back periods to income caps, you should consult with a lawyer to get advice.

Durable Powers of Attorney

Durable powers of attorney are the legal documents that allow you to select a primary and alternate attorney-in-fact who can conduct business transactions and operations on your behalf. This power would go into effect if you ever become incapacitated.

Medical Power of Attorney

Advanced medical directives, also called a medical power of attorney, grants power to a person you trust to make health care decisions on your behalf. The person you select will work with doctors and health care providers to ensure you get the type of medical care you specified in your legal documents

Wills, Trusts, & Estates

Whether you need to draft a will to express your final wishes or you want to leave money for your children and grandchildren, TrustBuilders Law Group can help get all of your important estate planning affairs in order so that you loved ones and beneficiaries can inherit everything they are entitled to.

Probate Administration

We know that probate administration can be a daunting task if you aren’t prepared. Executors and trustees have many fiduciary duties which, if breached, can lead to personal liability, family disharmony, or even civil and criminal penalties. With over 60 years of combined legal and fiduciary experience, we can devise a strong legal strategy and guide you through each phase of the probate process.

Elder Abuse & Advocacy

We proudly serve elder clients who have suffered physical, emotional, or financial abuse. Whether the abuse occurred at a nursing home, long-term care facility, or even your own home, we will vigorously fight to defend your best interests and pursue the justice you deserve.

Long-Term Care Insurance

Long-term care insurance is necessary for seniors in case they might require assistance with chronic illnesses, disabilities, or other conditions. Long-term care insurance covers costs for specialized care provided by nurses, therapists, or other health professionals. Our lawyers can help you choose the right long-term care policy to make sure you get the care you need, whether you are living at home or in an assisted living facility.

Elder Law FAQs

When should I start planning with an elder law attorney?

There is no right or wrong age to start planning. However, you should start planning the planning process at least by the age of 60-65 while you are in relatively great health. Starting as early as possible also gives you ample time to prepare the necessary documents, execute asset protection strategies, and plan for other issues such as long-term care and your healthcare preferences.

How can I protect my assets?

There are many ways to protect your assets while minimizing the tax liability. We can help you by restructuring your assets into trusts, or utilizing creative transfer strategies to safeguard your assets.

How will I be able to afford long-term care?

Many seniors are concerned about being able to afford the rising costs for long-term care. If you are concerned about out-of-pocket costs, there are a variety that can help you minimize your costs. We can explore Medicaid, long-term care insurance, Veteran's Benefits, along with other options that may be available to you.

Learn Why People Have Trusted Our Firm for Decades

Committed to Our Community
  • A Family Name That You Can Trust

    The Buxton Family has been serving greater Hampton Roads in law or medicine for over 100 years. We are a 5th generation family committed to supporting the local community. Let our family legacy help build your family legacy.

  • A Price You Can Afford

    TrustBuilders Law Group takes pride in offering modern estate planning at affordable prices. Our plans are prepared at a competitive, value-based flat-fee so you will never have to worry about hourly rates surprise bills.

  • A Staff With Experience and Credentials

    TrustBuilders Law Group has one of the most experienced legal teams in the area. In addition to over 100 years of combined experience, we are the only firm in Hampton Roads with both a Master of Laws in estate planning and Certified Elder Law Attorney on staff. 

  • A Plan With Your Goals in Mind

    TrustBuilders Law Group specializes in creating custom estate plans that focus on your wealth preservations goals. Unlike many boilerplates seen in the marketplace, our documents are state specific, tailored to your needs and contain cutting-edge solutions.

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Caring For Virginia Peninsula Families For Over 100 Years
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