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

Getting Organized in 2017 — What to ...

Happy 2017! I am hoping to make blogging a more consistent part of my practice this year. As we all organize ourselves for the year ahead, clean out the old to make room for the new, and prepare our 2016 tax returns, I thought I would share some tips on… 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

A Summary of New Virginia Laws, Effective ...

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 ...

(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