How Do I Protect My Children’s Inheritance?

How Do I Protect My Children’s Inheritance?

So, John and Mary have spent a good part of their working lives accumulating some property and investments that they wish to pass on to their three adult children. The three adult children are: Sally Jerry and Bobby. John and Mary love them all and they are good kids....
What is a Probate Attorney?

What is a Probate Attorney?

What is a probate attorney, and do you need one in Virginia? If you’ve ever lost a loved one, you’ve probably been through the probate process. Probate is a formal legal process that recognizes whether a will is valid and appoints an executor. This executor...
Virginia Inheritance Laws

Virginia Inheritance Laws

When a person who owns property and other assets dies without a will, a Virginia intestate succession probate will determine who is entitled to the decedent’s estate. Virginia inheritance laws can be complicated. Virginia’s intestate succession laws provide a specific...
What is a Trust in Virginia?

What is a Trust in Virginia?

My friends say I need a Trust, is this true? Who Needs a Trust? Many clients come in for a consult about estate planning and say they have heard that a Trust is necessary. We advise that a trust may, or may not be necessary, depending on a number of factors including...
Beneficiary Designation Form

Beneficiary Designation Form

RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS and Beneficiary Designations Some of the costliest estate planning mistakes involve retirement accounts. Contrary to popular belief, IRAs and 401K’s are not normally covered by a will. Beneficiary Designation Form Instead upon the death of...
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