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Can I Contest a Will in Virginia?

Written by Melone Hatley, P.C. on . Posted in .
In the Commonwealth of Virginia, only interested parties can contest a will.  An interested party is an individual that has standing to challenge the estate and is usually someone who is entitled to receive property under the will.  It could also …

If I’m Not Married, Do I Need a Will?

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Let’s start with a short case study… a very sad and unnecessary scenario: A client’s domestic partner died in an automobile accident.  They had been together for eight years and at the time of his death, she was three months pregnant.  The house, …

How Often Should I Review My Will, Trust, and Estate Plan?

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There are two primary reasons for having an estate plan: To make sure that your family and loved ones are taken care of to the best extent possible following your death, and To provide clear instructions on what should happen to your estate follo…

Your Divorce is Final. Have You Revised Your Estate Plan?

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Your divorce is final, assets have been divided, child support, custody, and spousal support have been determined, and you’re ready to move forward with your life.  But you’re not quite done yet.  The final step in your divorce is an appointment …
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