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What is the Difference Between Intestate and Testate?

A last will and testament allows you to direct what happens to your assets after you die. This makes it a critically important …

Aretha Franklin’s Death Raises Issue of Dying Without a Will

The world noted Aretha Franklin’s recent passing with sadness as well as fond memories of her amazing talent and career. The ne…

Doing Business Under a Fictitious Name

For many different reasons, individuals and business entities can find it beneficial to conduct business under a name other tha…

If You Die Without a Will What Happens to Your Assets?

Over the years, many clients, neighbors, friends, and family members have asked me what would happen to their assets if they we…

How Should I Plan My Out-of-State Real Estate Upon Death?

In Virginia, most people’s estates are probated in the city or county in which they lived at the time of their death. For Virgi…

Estate Planning With Addiction or Mental Health Issues

Deciding what to do with your assets after you pass away can involve a series of difficult decisions. These decisions are made …

Frequently Asked Probate Questions

Clients who are appointed to handle a loved one’s estate often feel overwhelmed upon the death of their loved one. The probate …
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