What paperwork does my Executor need?

Many of our clients come to us in pursuit of making things easier on their loved ones once they pass on. While updating and streamlining your estate plan can certainly go a long way towards this goal, … [Read more...]

Will Contests in Virginia

Loosing a loved one is hard.  Learning that they were taken advantage of - and deciding whether or not to take legal action to go after those who have taken advantage of your loved one is even harder … [Read more...]

The Strength of a Power of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is an incredibly important and, powerful, document that should be carefully considered when any person seeks to put this helpful and, in our current world, necessary document in … [Read more...]

Facebook and Your Estate: What do you need to consider?

The aftermath of loosing a loved one is never easy.  It is the responsibility of those left behind to let others know that the loved one has passed and, if they wish, to let friends and family know … [Read more...]

Federal Gift & Estate Tax Exemption Update

When putting a plan in place it is always important to be aware of the current Federal gift and estate tax exemption levels. Under current federal gift and estate tax laws, each year the U.S … [Read more...]

Top Five Notary Problems We See When Reviewing Legal Documents in Virginia

It is very common in the legal and financial worlds for signature documents to require a notary certification.  A notary is a public official who acts as an unbiased witness to the identity the … [Read more...]

Congratulations graduate! Now it’s time to consider a power of attorney and an advanced medical directive.

Your child has graduated high school - and while your child will always be your baby - if your child is about to turn eighteen (18), the fact rains that they will soon be adults in the eyes of the … [Read more...]

Special Needs Trusts

When establishing an estate plan, questions often arise about how to best plan for loved ones suffering from mental illness.  Whether that loved one is dealing with a mental disability, a psychiatric … [Read more...]

Mental Health and Medical Directives – The Psychiatric Advance Directive

When putting together an advanced medical directive in Virginia - it is very common for clients to focus on end of life wishes.  However, when having these discussions it is just as important to … [Read more...]

The Greatest Gift: Don’t forget the personal touch in your estate plan.

Our estate attorneys spend their days working with clients that are planning for death, facing death and in the grips of grief from the loss of a loved one. Our time helping families through wrapping … [Read more...]