Trusts and Estates

Why I Love My Job

Today, I had the honor and privilege of sitting with an 87 year old client recovering from a broken hip.  She is facing mortality with clear eyes and a peaceful heart.  I prepared documents to leave her affairs in order and she carefully signed them. She and her family proudly… Read more

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

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