The importance of a will. Yes, you need one.

As lawyers, we often find ourselves being asked legal questions outside of office hours.  A common question we receive is, "I don't really need a will, do I?".  The short answer to that question is … [Read more...]

What is a power of attorney?

The power of attorney is a legal document in which one person (the principal) appoints another person (the attorney-in-fact) to make personal and/or financial decisions on behalf of the principal. The … [Read more...]

Virginia and Digital Assets: Our own Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

As anyone that has been a fiduciary can tell you, getting into a principal's digital assets (whether it be email, accounts, or social media platforms) can at times be a challenge.  For Virginia … [Read more...]

What is the Difference Between a Guardian and Conservator?

There are times when a child or an adult with diminished capacity will need a guardian and/or conservator appointed because he or she lacks the physical and/or mental capacity to care for themselves. … [Read more...]

Estate Planning and Trusts: Do you need a trust?

If you have minor children, loved ones with diminished capacity, a substantial amount of assets, or have very specific instructions for how, when and to whom you want your estate to be distributed … [Read more...]

Considerations Regarding Aging and Estate Plans

Spending the later years of life in a nursing home or other long-term care facility seems like a distant possibility to most Americans, but with two-thirds of elderly Americans needing long-term care, … [Read more...]

New Tool to Recover a Lost Life Insurance Policy in Virginia

The time period after a loved one passes is hard.  It becomes even harder when you cannot find the loved ones records.  If a loved one has died, but you aren’t able to locate their life insurance … [Read more...]