ESTATE PLANNING

Did you know?

 

  • A living trust is a legal entity, like a person or business, which can hold assets
  • After the living trust's creator(s), called the Settlor(s), passes the trust can stay intact
  • Trusts are initially managed by trustees and later by successor trustees
  • Assets held in a living trust avoid probate if prepared properly
  • Living trusts do not protect assets from lawsuits or creditors
  • No Contest Clauses can revoke an inheritance if beneficiaries legally challenge the trust

 

To learn more, contact us for a free consultation.

A La Carte Legal Services – Prices start at:

  • Simple Wills - Only $400+. 
  • Living Wills/Adv. Medical Directives - Only $150
  • Powers of Attorney - Only $200
  • Revocable Living Trusts -  Only $1,500+
  • Deeds - Only $275, plus recording fees


My hourly billable rate is currently $275 per hour for most other, non-bankruptcy related, services.

Virginia Estate Planning - Wills & Trusts

WILLS,  TRUSTS AND ESTATE PLANNING

 

Everyone needs a Will. Estate planning is not just for the wealthy; it is for anyone who wants to make sure their final wishes are carried out. Choosing who will look after your children, and how your estate will be distributed after your death are among the most important decisions you will ever make.

 

Ensure your family is cared for. If you die without a valid Will, your spouse, partner or children may receive less than you wish.

 

Choose who will look after your minor children. For young families, it is important to name a guardian.

 

Avoid delays and costs. A valid Will avoids delays in settling the estate and minimizes inconvenience to family members.

 

Minimize or defer tax. Most estates will benefit from tax planning, to ensure that the people you care about receive as much or your wealth as possible. Frequently, trusts can be used to give income splitting advantages.

 

Keep control over who gets how much of your estate and when. Without a valid Will to indicate your wishes, the Court steps in and distributes your property according to state law.

 

Identify litigation risks. We develop strategies to minimize the possibility of conflict between family members.

 

To discuss your estate planning options, contact us for a free consultation.