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Sheryl Herndon Elder Law Expert Richmond VA



Richmond Elder Law

Planning for Peace of Mind

When a family member has been diagnosed with a serious illness or has trouble completing activities of daily living, the time comes to discuss potential avenues to pay for at-home care, or nursing home care.  Long term care planning allows you to pay for the care your loved one needs and deserves, while preserving and protecting your loved one’s assets.  Although most people don’t think about at-home care or nursing home care until reaching a certain age, we strongly urge people of all ages to consider  long term care planning for their future, and the future of their loved ones.

Last Will & Testament

Build a Blueprint for your Legacy

Without a will, your estate must go through probate, leaving it up to the court to determine how your assets should be distributed.  However, with proper estate planning you can provide your surviving family members with legal direction on how to distribute your assets, and fulfill your final wishes in a way that is cost-effective, fast, and easy on your loved ones.  Together, we’ll work with you to ensure a well-designed estate plan that will be effectively executed and administered.


  • We Have Confidence and Comfort

    "Brian and I want to say thank you for providing such great service in processing our estate documents. With the advice, expertise, and attention to detail given to us, we have confidence and comfort concerning our assets and legal affairs. We appreciate the commitment and dedication shown to us, and look forward to continuing to work with you." - Brian & June
    Brian & June
  • Best Decision I Could Have Made
    "When my sister unexpectedly passed away last year without a will, I had no idea what to do.  She had lived in Virginia for over 40 years and her family lived in another state.  A friend recommended several Richmond law firms including Herndon Law.  I did a Google search and decided I liked what I read about them.  This turned out to be the best decision I could have made.  I applaud whole heartedly the excellent law work done by Kevin O’ Donnell and his amazing assistant Melissa Hill.  I thank them from the bottom of my heart for their extraordinary work during this difficult time for me.  Herndon Law Firm is the best! " - Judy C.   (Richmond, VA)
    Judy from Richmond
  • Respect and Dignity
    "First let me express my heartfelt gratitude to all of you at Herndon Law for the great service you provided in the administration of my sister's estate. I would never have gotten through the ordeal of it all without the professionalism, courtesy, respect and dignity that was shown to me by every member of your firm, thank you all." - V. King
    V. King
  • Michael from Henrico
    Absolute epitome of what an Attorney should be...

    "I have known Mrs. Herndon since college. As her legal career developed into estates and trusts, our paths crossed again many years ago. She has my highest praise for her integrity and care for her clients. She is the absolute epitome of what an attorney should be for their client – an advocate and advisor." - Michael S.   (Short Pump, VA)
  • Informative & Helpful

    "I would like to thank Herndon Law for the helpful information they gave me on my situation. I especially want to thank Bonnie for all of her help. Bonnie was very informative about what I could do to go forward with my situation. Thank you again for everyone that had a hand in my request."
    - Jane S.
    Jane S.
  • Emma from Richmond (Emma)
    Made the whole experience very pleasant.

    "Sheryl is very professional and knowledgeable at her practice. She helped me obtain my power of attorney. As someone who didn’t know much about this process, Sheryl and her staff guided me through the process, answering all my questions, and made the whole experience very pleasant. I highly recommend Herndon Law and will use them in the future." - Emma B.   (Richmond, VA)
  • Greg from Glen Allen
    Communicative, responsive and helpful.

    "Working with Sheryl and her team was a wonderful experience. Sheryl spent more one on one with my wife and I in our estate and trust planning than I would have ever imagined. She helped us to consider options we would not have thought of and provided wonderful easy to understand advice. Her team was communicative, responsive and helpful. You can also feel Sheryl’s passion about what she does. Highly recommend." - Greg C.   (Glen Allen, VA)
  • Personable, prompt and efficient.

    “My wife and I unreservedly recommend Sheryl Herndon. She listens intently. She explains clearly. She acts quickly. She offers sound advice. Her staff is personable, prompt and efficient.” - Dr. and Mrs. Bobby D. Box
    Dr. and Mrs. Bobby D. Box
  • Forever Grateful

    "I am grateful for all you did for me and my family to help us provide for the care of my wife who suffered for years with illness and eventually the need for long term care. Your skills and professionalism relieved us of the burden of finding care that met her needs and those of the family." - Bruce in Henrico
    Bruce in Henrico
  • A Problem Solver

    "I have heard about you for many years!! Now I understand why! You are so amazing! Thank you for being such a problem solver. Eternally grateful for your expertise." - Susan in Henrico
    Susan in Henrico
  • Dedicated Staff

    "Sincere thanks to Sheryl and her dedicated staff for their professionalism and diligence throughout our estate planning experience. Simply put, Sheryl listened carefully to our needs. She responded with intelligence and compassion. My wife and I would not hesitate to recommend Herndon Law." - Martin Ross
    Martin Ross
  • Helping My Mother and Me

    "I thank you so much for what you have done helping my mother and me through the pain. You are a very nice person. Again, I thank you for everything you have done." - Robert K.
    Robert K.


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