April 11, 2019

New Financial Exploitation Legislation


On March 9, 2019, the West Virginia Legislature passed House Bill 2618, which amended and reenacted §55-7J-1 of the West Virginia Code redefining “financial exploitation” to include the “use of undue influence resulting in diminishment of assets of an elderly person, protected person, or incapacitated adult.”

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March 21, 2019

The Healthy Grandfamilies Program


In the State of West Virginia, approximately 35,000 grandchildren are being raised by their grandparents. In the face of the opioid epidemic, these numbers are on the rise. Are you raising your grandchildren? Are you looking for support?

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March 15, 2019



NECCO is a wonderful organization that assists families with foster care, adoption, and behavioral health services. NECCO has offices in Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. In West Virginia, NECCO’s offices are located in Cross Lanes, Logan, and Huntington.

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February 21, 2019

Do you need legal help with starting a small business, launching a non-profit, or getting off the ground with self-employment?

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Legal Aid of West Virginia’s statewide Community Economic Development Legal Project (CEDLAW) is a project of Legal Aid of West Virginia, that provides free legal assistance to qualifying businesses and nonprofits throughout the state.

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February 14, 2019

Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC


Tax season is here, and an important consideration for many individuals filing their tax returns is the Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC. The EITC is a tax credit available to anyone who files a federal income tax return, and who earned taxable earned income up to certain limits in the last year.

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February 07, 2019

Opportunities to Raise Your Voice for a Greater Level of Systemic Advocacy at the State Level


With the WV legislative session in full swing, there are plenty of opportunities for the public to raise its voice on important issues that impact the citizens of this state.

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January 24, 2019

Nursing Home Compare


Nursing Home Compare is an effort by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to help those in need of nursing home care and their families to find and compare nursing homes certified by Medicare and Medicaid. The website ( contains quality of resident care and staffing information for more than 15,000 nursing homes around the country.

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December 27, 2018

Access to Assistive Technology for WV Residents with Disabilities


West Virginia residents with disabilities, or residents with family members with disabilities, can access assistive technology via a free service available under the Center for Excellence in Disabilities at WVU.

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December 20, 2018

The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)


Parents who have Native American heritage often have questions about the Indian Child Welfare Act and how it applies to their cases. The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) is a federal law that protects children with Native American heritage from being separated from their culture and history.

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December 13, 2018

Virginia Lemon: Pro Bono Hero


Because we celebrated Pro Bono week recently, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank local attorney, Virginia Lemon, for all her the help she provides our clients.

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