Who can contest a will?

Most people’s wills go unchallenged. People assume that what the deceased wrote is what they wanted to happen to their assets. Yet, occasionally someone has a reason to doubt the veracity of the will contents. When that happens, they may want to mount a challenge to...

How wills and irrevocable trusts differ

When creating your Virginia estate plan, you have options, and different estate planning tools enable you to accomplish different estate planning objectives. Many people working on their estate plans choose to create wills, irrevocable trusts, or both along the way....

The role of a court-appointed guardian

Injury, illness, age and various other factors may leave people unable to speak or to make decisions for themselves. When loved ones cannot care for themselves because of physical or mental incapacities, family members may consider asking the court to appoint...

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