Has a Relative Named You As Power of Attorney in Virginia? Important Information You Need to Know Before Agreeing to Serve as Agent.

Many people use powers of attorney as part of their estate plan. Used in this way, a power of attorney will permit others to engage in financial transactions (such as paying bills, etc.) on your behalf in the event you become incapacitated or unable to care for yourself. As such, a power of attorney can…


Guardianship and Conservatorship in Virginia

Guardianship and conservatorship are legal arrangements for persons who have been found to be incapacitated in a judicial proceeding. Per Virginia Code Section 64.2-2000, a person is incapacitated when he or she “has been found by a court to be incapable of receiving and evaluating information effectively or responding to people, events, or environments to such…


Living together, but not married? Estate Planning can be critical for you.

Over the past several years there has been an increasingly popular trend towards couples living together in relationships that are very similar to marriage, without actually becoming legally married. In many circumstances couples may own property together, have children together, and do all of the things that are traditionally associated with marriage – all without…


What happens to “digital assets” in Virginia when someone passes away?

For many, the of development technology like Facebook, email, online banking / investment accounts, and similar “digital assets” raises the question – what happens to these type of accounts when the user dies? Virginia’s Privacy Expectation Afterlife and Choices Act The Virginia Privacy Expectation Afterlife and Choices act was signed into law March 26, 2015….