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How to Include Noncitizens in Your Estate Plan

With our society becoming increasingly mobile and international travel becoming more affordable than ever before, families and family-like relationships have steadily grown far more diverse in terms of citizenship.

It is no longer uncommon for spouses from different countries to retain citizenship in their native countries. Many couples split their time between the United States and...
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The Basics of Spousal Support, Child Custody and Child Support in Virginia

The laws governing support and custody both during and after a divorce are not cut and dry, and much depends on the approach of the representation each party engages.

While every situation is unique and has its own nuance, here are some basic things to know about how spousal support, child support and child custody is...
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Severing Joint Ownership of Property: What You Need to Know

One of the most common forms of property ownership in the United States is joint tenancy with rights of survivorship (JTWROS or joint tenancy).

But what is joint tenancy? Joint tenancy is a legal right to property that provides the owner an undivided right to the enjoyment of the property. In other words, one joint tenant...
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Loan, Gift, or Advancement: Why the Classification Matters

While we all want to provide financial help to our loved ones—whether they are family or close friends—it is important to understand that how the money is classified will directly affect your estate planning.

Accordingly, the intent behind the transfer of the money is key when determining if it will be considered a loan, gift, or...
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