At Alperin Law, our practice is focused on all the ways we can help you guard your assets to protect your future. We do this through estate planning, Medicaid and long-term care planning, Veteran’s and Social Security disability, special needs planning, estate and trust administration, and business succession planning. Whatever your wealth protection needs are, we are here for you.

Elder Law

When you are thinking about planning for retirement and beyond, you want to work with an estate planning and elder law team that cares as much about your future as you do. At Alperin Law, our attorneys and staff are passionate about helping people navigate their later years. We do more than just asset protection and public benefits planning. We want to be your partners in finding the best long-term care, getting the government benefits you deserve, and providing your family with the inheritance you have always dreamed of leaving them.

With services including living trusts, health care directives, long-term care planning, Medicaid planning, Veteran’s benefits, and our unique Life Care Planning practice, we are the only law firm you need to ensure that you and your family are well cared for whatever the future brings. It’s never too early to start planning. If you live in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, Poquoson, Suffolk, the Eastern Shore, or anywhere in Southeastern Virginia, we are the elder law firm for you.

Estate Planning

There are several reasons people give for thinking they don’t need to see an estate planning attorney. Not having a lot of money or property to pass on, not having children, or having made a will years ago are just a few of the reasons we’ve heard. However, none of these are good reasons to avoid estate planning. At Alperin Law, we will review your situation as well as your current estate plan if you have one and discuss your wishes for the future to help you see why it’s so important to either make a plan or improve upon your existing plan.

There is much more to estate planning and protecting your assets than just writing a will to name beneficiaries. When you meet with our estate planning team, we will explain all of the options and components of a well-drafted estate plan, including wills, revocable living trusts, advance medical directives, general durable powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney, tangible personal property memoranda, and more. Every one of our clients is in a unique situation, and we will tailor our services to meet your specific needs. Don’t put this important task off any longer. Contact us today.

Probate, Estate & Trust Administration

In an ideal world, your loved ones will take steps before they pass to protect their estates from probate, but if they don’t, you will have to navigate this tricky and costly process. Or perhaps you were named as a successor trustee and don’t know what to do. Our attorneys in Virginia Beach and Norfolk have years of experience with Virginia probate and trust administration and can help you through these processes.

If you have been through the probate process, you understand how time-consuming and costly it can be. You may want to talk to our attorneys about how to avoid probate for your own estate when the time comes. By planning now and putting certain tools in place, you can preserve your assets and protect your loved ones from the probate process. Learn more when you schedule an appointment in any one of our five Hampton Roads office locations.

Special Needs Planning

If you are caring for a loved one with a physical disability or cognitive impairment, you know how important the government benefits they get are for ensuring they have access to the best possible care and enrichment. The last thing you want to do is jeopardize those benefits by leaving them assets in your will. Unfortunately, without proper estate planning, you could be doing just that.

Our special needs estate planning attorneys will help you set up the right kind of trust to make sure your child will continue to get the public assistance to which they are entitled while ensuring your hard-earned assets are available to provide them with the best possible life after you are gone. We also recommend including special needs language in all estate plans in case a beneficiary becomes disabled and qualifies for government benefits in the future. When you meet with our Hampton Roads estate planning attorneys, be sure to discuss your special needs planning options.

Social Security Disability

Applying for Social Security disability can be a frustrating and challenging process, but you do not have to go through it alone. The disability attorneys at Alperin Law are available to help with initial applications and all stages of the appeals process. We will look at your eligibility, help you submit a complete application, and represent you if you are denied and need to appeal.

Many people are denied disability benefits because the Social Security Administration determines that their injury or illness does not qualify. Our job as your attorneys is to help them see the severity of your disability. We know how the system works, and we know how to build a strong initial claim and appeal. Fill out the form on this page, and we will be in touch with you soon to schedule a free consultation.

Veterans Disability Benefits

At Alperin Law, we are proud to help those who have served our country in the military in all areas of estate planning, elder law, and real estate law. But we are especially proud to be able to help veterans who are seeking VA disability benefits. If you suffered a physical or psychological injury or were exposed to something that left you ill while serving our country, you may be worried about facing a lifetime of medical problems and wondering if you will be taken care of by the country you served.

Our team of veterans and experts knows the VA, and we know the law. If you applied for an initial rating or an increase in your VA rating and were denied, let us review the VA's decision. We know the VA's playbook for every medical condition, and we know how to help them understand the severity of your condition. Don’t give up just because you’ve been denied: talk to our team today to discuss your options.

Real Estate

When you are buying or selling real estate in Virginia or North Carolina, having experienced counsel by your side can make the difference between a smooth and successful transaction and one fraught with difficulties, delays, and problems that arise after settlement. With an experienced real estate attorney from Alperin Law by your side, you can make sure your interests and investments are protected during what can become a highly technical legal process. Don’t risk jeopardizing your commercial or residential transaction by not working with an experienced real estate attorney from the outset.

We offer a full spectrum of real estate services, from legal advice associated with entering into a transaction to negotiating contracts to closings, for both residential and commercial properties. Whether you’re buying a house, a commercial property, or doing a tax-deferred exchange, we can help you make the best financial and personal decisions for your unique situation. Contact us today to discover the advantage of working with Alperin Law in your next transaction.

Business Law & Succession Planning

Since its establishment, Alperin Law has helped business owners in Virginia succeed by providing sound legal counsel and by helping them avoid the legal pitfalls that can ruin a business. Our attorneys have many years of experience in a variety of business law matters and have contributed to the success of businesses of all sizes throughout the Commonwealth. While you focus on the establishment and growth of your venture, allow us to dot the i’s and cross the t’s.

From the formation of your business, through all the legal issues that arise as it grows, to the eventual selling, merging, or transitioning of the entity you have built, we can provide you with the legal advice and resources you need to ensure success. We can also help you plan for the succession of your business after you are gone. If you are a business owner in Virginia, contact the experienced business attorneys at Alperin Law for all of your legal needs.