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What is the difference between a guardian and a conservator in Virginia and when are they necessary?

What is the difference between a guardian and a conservator in Virginia and when are they necessary?

If an adult can no longer manage their personal affairs the court will appoint a substitute decision maker.  This may ...
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Till Death Do Us Part…Again. Estate Planning for Second Marriages

Till Death Do Us Part…Again. Estate Planning for Second Marriages

Perhaps you are remarried, and now not only have a new spouse and a bright future, you also have a ...
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Estate Planning Documents for Adults with Special Needs

Estate Planning Documents for Adults with Special Needs

Thanks to technology and medical research, more and more children with special needs are living productive lives well into adulthood, ...
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Estate Planning Myths…What You Really Need to Know in Virginia

Estate Planning Myths…What You Really Need to Know in Virginia

According to a Forbes article, at least 51 percent of Americans between the ages of 55 and 64 don’t have ...
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ABLE Act and Financial Planning for Special Needs Children in Virginia

The state of Virginia was the first state to approve legislation related to the ABLE Act (Achieving a Better Life ...
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What Happens if a Person Dies Without a Will in Virginia?

Shockingly, some 55 percent of American adults have neither a will nor any other type of estate plan in place ...
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How Residency Requirements Affect Divorce in Virginia

While you always have the right to represent yourself in a divorce, you may be unknowingly giving up important rights ...
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What you should know about child visitation laws in Virginia

When a marriage fails, children are often stuck in the middle of the divorce. Custody battles, access, and visitation often ...
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Virginia Marital Separation and Property Settlement Agreement

While many states provide legal separations which are granted by the courts, Virginia does not. Instead, if a couple would ...
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