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Why Probate Takes So Long and How to Avoid It

After a loved one dies, their money and property must be distributed to the right people, either according to their will or the state’s default distribution scheme.

Even if you are staying on top of the process, probate can take a minimum of 12 months and sometimes stretches out for years – yes, years. These delays...
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Estate Planning for Every Family: 5 Scenarios

Estate Planning is not just for the elderly. It’s not just for the wealthy. Estate Planning is for anyone who wants to protect their family and legacy after they’re gone.

But everyone’s Estate Planning needs are different and no two plans look alike. So today we’ve put together a few examples of how an Estate Plan...
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Trust Funding: Set Your Trustee Up for Success

For many people, a revocable living trust is a valuable tool to ensure that their finances are well managed during periods of incapacity and that their loved ones are financially secure upon their passing.

However, signing the trust agreement does not end the estate planning process. To work properly, the trust needs to be funded.  

What Is...

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How Are Property and Debt Divided at Divorce?

Virginia statutes provide for the "equitable" distribution of the marital property and marital debt between the parties at the conclusion of the divorce.

"Marital property" consists of all jointly-titled property as well as all other property, other than separate property, acquired by either or both of the parties from the date of the marriage through the...
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