If you’ve been named Executor, Trustee or have a loved one that died without a Will, and you face the challenges of Probate, Estate Administration, or Trust Administration, you’re in the right place.
Nothing is more difficult than losing a loved one. It seems like the worst time to navigate the legal and financial complexities of probate and estate administration. We understand and know how emotional and stressful this can be. We help you honor your loved ones’ wishes and settle their estates properly and efficiently.
Reduces Your Stress
Why guess or do things incorrectly? We know the process and will work with you throughout the process.
Outdated, Contradictory, or Vague Wills
A will does not avoid probate, and many wills have issues. A lawyer helps you navigate the holes a will may have.
Avoid or Minimize Family Disputes
Wills sometimes exclude family members. Others may call wills into question. Family members may simply disagree on how to handle inherited property. When a lawyer is involved, these issues are often minimized or avoided altogether.
Allows You to Focus on Your Family & Job
If you have little free time, getting help from a law firm saves you time.
To Keep Everything Organized
Many moving parts can be involved. We properly organize inventories, accounting sheets, and other probate court forms. In short, this can speed up the probate process.
If You Don’t Know the Laws or Paperwork
Probate laws and forms feature detailed and hard-to-understand language. A lawyer helps protect you by ensuring compliance with the law.
When Estate Assets are Complicated
Certain assets like real estate, art, or a business can create complications or additional steps like appraisals. We’ve handled many of these situations to help maximize what the beneficiaries receive.
Your Reputation Can Be at Stake
If you were named the fiduciary, you have a duty to act in the estate's best interest. If you fail in your duty, you may personally be liable. An attorney ensures you do things properly.
Avoid Potential Tax Problems
After someone passes away, their estate must file a final tax return. If taxes are due, past taxes have accumulated, or past returns were not filed, professional help can be beneficial.
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If these things are what you are looking for in a law firm, contact us to see if we are right for your situation and how we can help you not only get through it but also ensure your loved one’s wishes are fulfilled.
Probate (also referred to as Estate Administration) is a legal process that takes place after someone passes away. The goals of Probate include:
We help families within or near the Shenandoah Valley area and outside of Virginia when they need to handle issues or an estate for a family member within the state.
Locally, clients come to us from Front Royal, Strasburg, Middleburg, Berryville, Boyce, Purcellville, Manassas, and Warrenton.
We welcome your questions and want to understand your situation to help you move forward and achieve the peace of mind that comes with having everything done properly and efficiently. Since time is often critical to ensure the best result, contact us now for one-on-one assistance at (540) 722-2181 with your questions, a description of your situation, or to schedule a consultation. You may also simply fill out the form above on this page. Your form will be directly emailed to our office. You can expect a reply within one business day and often within hours of the same day. All information is confidential.
The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship.