Caution: Our Top 10 SCARIEST Articles

With Halloween upon us, it is time to present you, our dear readers, with this year's scariest & creepiest stories. From the nightmare of probate to court cases involving filial responsibility, we uncovered some scary … [Read more...]

Robin Williams: A Life Well-Lived and an Estate Well-Planned

Q. I read your special report on “Estate Planning Mistakes of Celebrities,” demonstrating why probate is such a nightmare and lessons that can be learned from the costly mistakes of celebrities.  I appreciate all the advice on … [Read more...]

Estate Planning Attorneys Warn About Matching Beneficiaries to Those Named in Your Will or Trust

As an estate planning attorney in Virginia, I have unfortunately seen many circumstances where a person goes through the time and expense of having an estate plan done, only to fail to update their beneficiaries on their financial … [Read more...]

Easy way to explain (or understand) the cons of Probate

 Why Most People Want to Avoid ProbateFirst, it requires frustrating intrusion by the court, lawyers, and the public into a very emotional, private, family time. A judge may have to determine who is a legitimate creditor, and … [Read more...]