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revocation of will
June 15, 2024
Matthew S. Akers & Douglas McCarthy

What Are the Reasons for Revocation of Will in Virginia?

Have you recently experienced a significant life change, such as a divorce, the birth of a child, or the acquisition of a substantial asset? You…

what is a living will
May 15, 2024
Matthew S. Akers & Douglas McCarthy

What Is A Living Will In Virginia?

Imagine you’re faced with a medical crisis that leaves you unable to communicate your healthcare wishes. It’s a scenario no one wants to think about,…

avoid probate
April 15, 2024
Matthew S. Akers & Douglas McCarthy

How Do You Avoid Probate in Virginia?

When a loved one passes away in Virginia, their estate will typically need to go through the probate process, which can be time-consuming, expensive, and…

March 15, 2024
Matthew S. Akers & Douglas McCarthy

What Happens if You Die Without a Will in Virginia?

No one likes to think about death. But for a moment, imagine passing away unexpectedly. What happens to your assets, your savings, and the cherished…

February 15, 2024
Matthew S. Akers & Douglas McCarthy

How to Amend a Revocable Trust in Virginia

Choosing a revocable trust due to its flexibility and privacy offers significant advantages in estate planning. It enables effective management of your assets throughout your…

5 Estate Planning Myths
January 15, 2024
Matthew S. Akers & Douglas McCarthy

5 Estate Planning Myths in Virginia: Debunking Common Misconceptions

Have you been procrastinating on creating an estate plan because you believe some common myths about estate planning? If so, you’re not alone. Many Virginia…

December 15, 2023
Matthew S. Akers & Douglas McCarthy

Understanding the Role of Power of Attorney for Real Estate Closing in Virginia

Buying real estate can be an exciting time for anyone. But, it can also be a stressful and lengthy process, especially if you’re unable to…

November 15, 2023
Matthew S. Akers & Douglas McCarthy

Avoid These 7 Common Mistakes If You Need a Trust in Virginia

Planning for the future and safeguarding your family’s financial well-being is no small feat, especially when you need a trust in Virginia. As we’ve discussed…

October 15, 2023
Matthew S. Akers & Douglas McCarthy

A Closer Look at the Probate Process in Virginia

In our previous blog, we touched briefly on the probate process. Given its role in the disposition of assets after one’s passing, it’s crucial to…

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