Yes, creating an estate plan can be emotionally sobering work. We can help with that! Whether your estate is a modest one or quite substantial, creating an estate plan is a significant act of kindness for your loved ones. You can think of it as “problem prevention.”
Do you have a Will? If not, Virginia statute has one for you, and it is a “one size fits all” deal – and might not fit your family situation…
Married but separated from your spouse? Haven’t seen the spouse for 30 years? Hate their guts? Feel like you’d prefer to perform an appendectomy on them with a rusty razor than say hello? No matter – you still have a lawfully wedded spouse – someone who can show up and demand the spousal share of your estate. Come talk to us about ways you can prepare to handle that possibility.
Have you attended one of those seminars where the presenter urged that everyone should have an estate plan and your estate plan should be a Trust, and now you’ve got one? Do you feel like you’ve got a dump-truck sized estate plan for a moped-sized estate? Confused about what you have and how it works? We can help you assess and if necessary, make appropriate changes.
On the other hand, if you have an estate planning situation that calls for creation of a Trust to address it, we’ll help with that, too!
Did you obtain a Will or other estate planning document off the internet for free or cheap? You ought to have a Virginia-licensed attorney review it to ensure the document will work in Virginia.
Ditto if you got your Will or Power of Attorney for free from the on-base military legal services office. We’re not picking a fight with the military JAG corps, but Virginia estate planning can be quirky, and we find that it’s a rare day when a military Will or POA was reviewed and approved by a legal officer licensed to practice in Virginia. It matters!
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