Common Challenges to Virginia Wills

A last will and testament is an important part of any estate plan. But it’s only good so much as it is properly drafted and in compliance with the law. When they aren’t drafted properly, issues can easily arise. Here, we discuss some of the common challenges wills in Virginia face due to poor will preparation and execution. Common Challenges to Virginia Wills Though there are many reasons why a poorly drafted will Read More

What are the Benefits of Establishing a Trust?

When it comes to creating an estate plan in Virginia, there are many different options for how to distribute assets after your passing. One option that is growing in popularity is to establish a trust, which comes with many benefits both while a person is alive and for their beneficiaries after their death. If you are curious to learn more about the benefits of establishing a trust for your estate in the Read More

How to Write a Will in Virginia

Making the decision to write a will and establish an estate plan can benefit you and your loved ones. However, there are rules in Virginia that dictate how to write a valid will. At Select Law Partners, PLLC our team of dedicated legal professionals has significant experience assisting clients draft and revise their wills, and we are prepared to provide top-tier legal advice in your case. To learn more about how to Read More

Why You Need an Experienced Estate Planning Attorney

With so many options out there today, many people wonder whether they need an experienced estate planning attorney to help draft or revise their will, power of attorney, and other important estate planning documents. However, many people do not realize how complex and intricate the area of estate planning law can be in Virginia and North Carolina, and one mistake can result in significant unintended consequences for Read More

Essential Documents in an Estate Plan

No one likes to think about their own passing, but drafting the essential documents for an estate plan is one of the best things that you can do for yourself and your loved ones. An estate plan brings peace of mind that your family will be taken care of after you are gone and that your final wishes regarding your estate as well as your medical care will be heard. At Select Law Partners, PLLC , our team of highly Read More

Who Should be the Executor of An Estate?

An important part of creating an estate plan is deciding who will handle the issues of your estate and the probate process. Known as an executor or personal representative, the person or entity chosen is responsible for ensuring that your final wishes are adhered to and that your loved ones receive the inheritance you wish for them in your estate plan. At Kurylo, Gold & Josey our knowledgeable estate planning Read More

How to Avoid a Messy Divorce in Virginia

If you are considering a divorce, you may be hesitating because you do not want to have the messy divorces you have seen your friends or others experience in real life. Divorces are often stressful and overwhelming. However, there are certain steps you can take to avoid a messy divorce in the state of Virginia. While divorce is not pleasant for either party, taking these steps may help you avoid some common Read More

Writing a Will in VA

If you are considering estate planning, you may be curious about how some common documents are created and executed. There are several legal requirements to keep in mind when considering writing a will in VA. Learn more about how you can write a will that will be legally valid in order to ensure and protect your legal rights to pass on your assets and property to your beneficiaries.  Four Requirements for a Valid Read More

When Should You Give Someone Power of Attorney

When you give someone power of attorney, you legally designate that person to.make medical, legal, and financial decisions on your behalf. A power of attorney can be specific to one type of decision or can be all-encompassing. While a power of attorney can be helpful to many, the question still remains as to when you should give power of attorney to another person to make decisions for you? There are many situations Read More

How and When to Update Your Will in Virginia

It is very common for people to want to update their will, and doing so often makes sense to account for changes in a person’s life. Virginia law makes it relatively easy to update a will, although making sure that formalities are followed is critical to the changes being made effective. Furthermore, updating a will is a great time to speak with an estate attorney to assess your overall financial picture with regard Read More