Virginia does not make it easy for landlords looking to pursue a tenant for non-payment of rent. While it does lay out a general process, the Virginia Residential Landlord Tenant Act has many details … [Read more...]

The five (5) top benefits to having a will in Virginia

We see a lot of articles out there with misinformation as to whether or not you should have a will.  As a Virginia resident it is always our recommendation - no matter the size of an estate - that an … [Read more...]

What happens if I don’t have a Power of Attorney in Virginia?

When a client calls and asks, "why do we need a power of attorney?" our answer always starts with the truth - that having a power of attorney can avoid additional time, cost and pain in the future … [Read more...]

Spooky Season: What to Know about Premises Liability and Halloween

With Halloween right around the corner, it’s important to start scanning your property now for any potential risks that could lead to liability. Halloween night is notorious for involving a lot of … [Read more...]

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...]

Dividing Retirement Accounts in Divorce

If you’re considering divorce, one of many things to consider is a division of retirement assets between you and your spouse. Many large and small companies offer employees 401ks, IRAs, and … [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...]