When Should I Begin Thinking About a Will?
Would you believe that the best time to begin thinking about having a Last Will and Testament (“Will”) in place is as you approach age 18?
Can I Contest a Will in Virginia?
In Virginia, there are applicable statutes of limitation that could bar a Will contest if it is not filed timely once a Will is admitted for probate.
Planning for a Child Who is Disabled or has other Special Needs
Many individuals who are disabled, whether born with a disability or disabled at some point during their lifetime, will apply for and be deemed eligible to receive certain government benefits.
Importance of a Will
A Last Will and Testament (“Will”) generally “speaks at death” for the distribution of what an individual owns at the time of death. It is a signed, written document in which an adult directs distribution of his or her property to designated beneficiaries.
Validating and Revoking a Will
You might want to consider this checklist if you have plans to validate or revoke a will in Virginia.
What Happens if you Die Without a Will in Virginia?
People often avoid drafting a last will and testament and simply assume the Commonwealth of Virginia will properly divide up what they own. This is a mistake that can lead to unintended results.