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    Let the Best Estate Planning Lawyers in Virginia Plan your Future & Heritage

    VALUE ADDING APPROACH

    Trust a team of reliable estate planning lawyers in Virginia to manage your assets. Cherish your life and protect hard-earned possessions.

    50Years of Combined Experience.

    Free Workshops.

    Law Firm with Multiple Award & Accolades.

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    Seasoned Estate Planning in Virginia

    You work hard throughout your life building assets to ensure the security of your loved ones. This is why estate planning is essential. Expect us to:

    SImplify the complexities of estate planning

    Safeguard your cherished assets

    Make your retirement easy and stress-free

    Key Elements of Estate Planning in Virginia

    Last Will & Testament

    Commonly known as a will, this document lays out who you want to take over your assets after your passing. It lets you ensure the security of your loved ones.  

    Healthcare Power of Attorney

    An HPOA documents your choice  of determining a single person as the decision maker for your healthcare in the future in case you are incapacitated. 

    Living Will

    Known as an advanced medical directive, a living will is a statement of your wishes relating to decisions about life support and medical care. 

    Financial Power of Attorney

    This document names the person who you want to make your financial decisions on your behalf when you are not able to. It is best to hire an attorney. 

    Establishment of Trust

    A trust is a legal entity that holds assets on behalf of a beneficiary. It allows you to dictate how and when beneficiaries receive the assets in the trust.

    Why you Need an Expert Estate Planning Attorney in Virginia

    Estate planning is not as simple as it sounds. Most people who plan it themselves end up committing a number of mistakes. 

    Here are a myriad of reasons why you will need to hire a seasoned estate planning attorney in Virginia to do the job for you. They can help you:

    Avoid the lengthy and costly probate process

    Safeguard your assets and your loved ones.

    Make timely financial decisions

    Coordinate your beneficiaries

    Keep wills and other documents up to date

    Reduce tax liabilities and more

    Testimonial

    The Estate Law Center staff were a pleasure to work with on establishing a trust and assisting with the transfer of a family property. Holly response time was exceptional. Highly recommend holly and her team for all your legal needs.

    Debrah H

    Attorney Holly Geerdes is very informative, professional & friendly she was very helpful in updating my revocable living trust. Because of Estate Law Center I am very confident that I will be able to contact her in the future for any assistance. Thank you

    Gary W

    Estate Law Center were just awesome! Explained each step thoroughly and made the process easy and informative. I have peace of mind knowing all of my personal and physical properties/assets are in order and being handled by Estate Law Center.

    A Benson

    The Estate Law Center staff were a pleasure to work with on establishing a trust and assisting with the transfer of a family property. Holly response time was exceptional. Highly recommend holly and her team for all your legal needs.

    Debrah H

    What Makes Us Different

    More than 50 Years of Combined Experience.

    Proud Recipient of the US Attorney Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

    Included on the Super Lawyer List

    Employed as an Adjunct Law Professor.

    Named top 100 trial attorney by national trial lawyers Association.

    Named 25 most influential Asian American.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. What do you mean by estate planning?

    It is referred to as the process of setting up a plan that establishes who will eventually receive your assets. It allows you to determine how you want your affairs to be handled when you are unable to handle them for some reason.   

    One’s estate includes everything they possess including property, movables, savings & investments, life insurance, personal possession, and, in fact, everything you possess. 

    2. What do estate planning lawyers do?

    Estate planning lawyers can help outline the distribution of property and management of assets after a person’s death. They can assist you in drafting and implementing legal documents, including wills and trusts. 

    Professional attorneys can even help you in devising ways to reduce taxes or fees that may be imposed on an estate.

    3. What does a proper estate plan include?

    An ideal estate plan should cover:

    • Durable power of attorney 
    • Guardianship designations 
    • Letter of intent 
    • Beneficiary designations
    • Will/Trust
    • Probate avoidance measures
    • Beneficiaries
    • Charitable gifting
    • Healthcare planning

    It is recommended to hire only an experienced estate planning attorney in Virginia to ensure that your plan is foolproof.

    4. Why is estate planning important?

    Once you invest in estate planning, you have the peace of mind that your family is taken care of after you are gone. An ideal estate plan takes care of how your estate will be handled. 

    Estate planning ensures that your physical and financial assets are inherited by the people to whom you want them to be passed on to in your absence. It is possible that in the absence of a proper estate plan, the law disposes of your estate among those relatives of yours who might not be your first choice. 

    5. Who should I involve in the planning process?

    When embarking on estate planning you should include the participation of loved ones for key roles such as Trustee, Guardian for minor or dependent children and Agent (for power of attorney). When done wrong the first time the family hears of the estate plan will be at the reading of the will or trust of a deceased member.  

    We can help you figure it out. We’d be happy to consult you free of cost. Book your FREE consultation here

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    Boston Location

    Boston
    90 Canal Street
    Suite 400 Boston, MA 02114

    New York Location

    2 Mott Street
    Suite 200
    New York, NY 10013

    New Jersey Location

    197 Route 18 South
    Suite 3000, South Tower
    East Brunswick, NJ 08816

    Alpharetta Location

    1100 Cambridge Sq
    Alpharetta
    GA 30009

    Houston Location

    Houston
    54 Sugarcreek Center Blvd. Suite # 300
    Sugar Land, TX 77478

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    Rockville, MD 20850

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    2999 Overland Avenue
    Suite 104 Los Angeles, CA 90064

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    7400 Beaufont Springs Drive,
    Richmond 23225