2015 Year in Review

{Image from here} Happy New Year!  It was exactly one year ago that I opened my own practice.  What an amazing year it has been for my clients and me! Thank you so much to all of my clients, colleagues, friends, and family for helping make 2015 so rewarding.  I have… Read more

A Summary of New Virginia Laws, Effective July 1, 2015

A number of new laws took effect in the Commonwealth last Wednesday, July 1, 2015, dealing with topics ranging from breastfeeding to drones to social media to the new Virginia state songs!  Below are some of the highlights that I found interesting.  You can find a more exhaustive summary done… Read more

Estate Planning: Avoid Disputes — Make a List!

(Image Source) Some of my most salient memories of my grandparents include and involve their “stuff”.  Worthless to most others, but priceless to me.  Things like the newsboy cap that my grandfather wore on his winter walks, the framed poster of a very busy kitchen full of lots of food,… Read more

What Happens to My Assets if I Die Without a Will in Virginia?

“What happens to my stuff if I die without a will in Virginia?”  is a question that I hear a lot.  Passing away without a will is referred to as dying intestate and can have many unintended consequences. What “stuff” gets distributed? Your “stuff” passing intestate includes everything that would… Read more