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About Payton D. Cromwell

Payton D. Cromwell is an Associate at Midgett Preti Olansen. Her practice focuses on estate planning, estate and trust administration, and guardianship/conservatorship proceedings. Ms. Cromwell has over 30 years of practice in the specialties of estate planning and administration. She handles estate planning needs from preparation of basic estate plans, such as last wills and testaments, durable powers of attorney, and advance medical directives (combined health care powers of attorney and living wills) to more complex planning utilizing revocable and irrevocable trusts, assignments of interests to trusts, deeds to trusts, and other trust funding mechanisms. Ms. Cromwell also counsels clients on probate avoidance techniques.

In regards to estate and trust administration, Ms. Cromwell has extensive experience in preparing clients for qualifications as Executors, Administrators, Trustees, Guardians, and Conservators before our local courts and assisting these fiduciaries with required filings with our local Commissioners of Accounts.

Ms. Cromwell has considerable experience representing individuals seeking court appointment of themselves as guardians/conservators of adult individuals facing incapacity due to mental or physical decline.

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Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia


  • T. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, J.D.
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A

Court Admissions

  • Virginia Supreme Court

Honors & Awards

  • National Association of Estate Planners and Councils
  • AV® Preeminent ™ Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell


  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
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