Mark W. Dellinger

Mark W. Dellinger, Roanoke, Virginia Attorney

Mark W. Dellinger

Practice Areas: Elder Law; Estate Planning; Special Needs Trusts; Guardianships; Estate and Trust Administration; Business Law; Guardian Ad Litem; Assisted Living and Nursing Home Planning.

“I value family harmony and preserving hard-earned assets. My previous experience in litigation fuels my desire to help families and entities prepare for potential problems proactively and constructively. I love what I do and strive to treat clients as I would want to be treated.”

— Mark Dellinger


Admitted: 1994, Virginia.

Law School: University of Richmond, J.D., 1994.

University: University of Richmond, B.A., 1991.

Member:

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Roanoke Valley Estate Planning Council
  • Elder Law Section, Business Law Section, and Wills, Trusts & Estates Section of Virginia Bar Association
  • Business Law Section and Trusts & Estates Section of Virginia State Bar
  • Roanoke Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Alzheimer’s Association Regional Council

Virginia CLE 2015 FacultyVirginia CLE 2015 Author

Awards:

Biography: Omicron Delta Kappa; Golden Key National Honor Society; National Moot Court Team; Order of the Barristers; Colonial Athletic Association Scholar Athlete; Eagle Scout.

Born: Newport News, Virginia, 1968.

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Articles by Mark Dellinger

Special Needs Trusts

by Mark W. Dellinger Special needs trusts (sometimes called “supplemental needs” trusts) allow a disabled beneficiary to receive an inheritance, gifts, lawsuit settlements or other funds without losing eligibility for certain government benefit programs, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid. We draft these trusts so that the funds are not treated as the […] Read more »

Estate Settlement: "Equitable is not always equal."

Excerpt from “FinalCare: Boomers for Parents”, The Roanoker, January-February 2016. “Equitable is not always equal,” says Mark Dellinger of the Roanoke law firm of Rhodes, Butler & Dellinger, which specializes in family law. “People attach love to inheritance but sometimes one child makes a much great contribution to the life of the parent in the […] Read more »

Employing Caregivers

Video presentation by Mark Dellinger, April 9, 2014. “You and the Law: Aging With Dignity”, Roanoke Bar Association. View on Vimeo »   Read more »

"Mom Fell": The Basics of Medicaid in Virginia

by Mark W. Dellinger The phone call comes just before midnight. The voice on the other end explains that your mother fell and is in the hospital. Over the course of the next several days, you learn that Mom will need to rehabilitate her broken hip in a nearby long term care facility, a.k.a. nursing home. […] Read more »

Are Your Affairs in Order?

by Mark W. Dellinger Why do we fail to plan? “I don’t have that much,” is a common answer. Other common misconceptions are that it is too expensive or complicated. Many do not want to address our mortality. For almost everyone, the plan should include a will, a power of attorney and an advance medical directive. […] Read more »