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COVID-19 and Your Estate Plan

COVID-19 and Your Estate Plan

Written by Rebecca Melone on . Posted in , , .
As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the United States, more Americans are facing new realities. Dealing with school closures, quarantines, and stay-at-home orders has impacted businesses and families in new ways. During times like this, mor…

How to avoid or reduce probate in Virginia

Written by Melone Hatley, P.C. on . Posted in .
Is it Possible to Avoid Probate in Virginia? The short answer is no.  It is almost impossible to completely avoid probate in Virginia, but you can reduce the number of assets that need to go through probate.  Many people have a negative view w…

Probate: The What, When, Where, Why and How of Probate

Written by Melone Hatley, P.C. on . Posted in .
We’ve all heard the term probate, or that a will has to go through probate.  But, what exactly does the term mean, what is involved once probate begins, and how does it affect beneficiaries? Probate is the official way that an estate gets settled …
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