Elder Law

Elder law is a practice that, depending on the client’s concerns, may include several other types of law such as estate planning, guardianships and conservatorships, or government benefits law. This is because many problems facing the elderly are similar to problems facing persons with disabilities, persons with limited assets who need government assistance, or persons with significant wealth who have concerns about estate taxes.

The attorneys at McDermottWard listen carefully and patiently to clients concerns in order to guide them in the appointment of reliable and trustworthy trustees and agents, who will make decisions when they become unable to do so. We are available on short notice to assist families who are attempting to organize the affairs of a loved one in declining mental and/or physical health. We also advise clients on long term care planning and the support systems available to a client and the client’s caregiver.

  • probate
  • estates & trusts
  • wills
  • living wills
  • power of attorney
  • medical directives
  • guardianships
  • estate administration
  • elderly special needs

How Can We Help You?


12350 Jefferson Avenue
Suite 140
Newport News, Virginia 23602

757-722-0611 phone
757-722-1312 fax

McDermottWard is located in Newport News, VA and serves clients in and around Fort Eustis, Newport News, Williamsburg, Seaford, Lackey, Yorktown, Hampton, Poquoson, Lightfoot, Rescue, Battery Park, Isle Of Wight County, and York County.