How to Manage Assets During Probate

Posted on : February 28, 2018, By:  George Dillon

Sometimes passing assets through probate is unavoidable. Maybe the deceased person (the decedent) did not use estate planning tools to avoid probate. Even worse, may they didn’t leave a Will. Whatever the reasons, assets that go through the probate process are managed by the executor. Some assets are a little trickier to deal with than […]

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Doing Business in Virginia

Posted on : February 26, 2018, By:  George Dillon

When Forbes Magazine listed the best states for business in 2017, Virginia came in at #5. That’s probably no surprise to Virginians. The state’s history and culture are rich with family and entertainment opportunities. But it’s also the business-friendly government policies that make doing business in Virginia a powerful magnet for entrepreneurs. Starting Your Business […]

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Feng Shui Estate Planning

Posted on : February 24, 2018, By:  George Dillon

Feng Shui is more than a method of organizing. Its principles promote financial stability, harmonious family relationships, and good health. It’s about balance in a life that’s constantly changing. You can apply some of the same principles to your estate plans. One of the most important steps you’ll take, estate planning should also be adjusted […]

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Do My Parents Have the Right Estate Plans?

Posted on : February 23, 2018, By:  George Dillon

You might think that estate planning is too personal to talk about, even with your parents. Or that it’s creepy, because who wants to talk about death and disability? At some point in the not-too-distant future, though, there may come a time when your parents really need to have the right estate plans in place. […]

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The Virginia Homestead Exemption

Posted on : February 21, 2018, By:  George Dillon

Our personal property and homes are important to us. They’re assets that we want to protect as much as possible against creditor claims. The Virginia Homestead Exemption provides some relief from such claims and from wage garnishment. Though it’s called the Homestead Exemption, it also protects other property as well. Since the homestead exemption protects […]

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Providing for Max and Tigger: How to Set up a Pet Trust

Posted on : February 19, 2018, By:  George Dillon

Pets often become beloved family members. About 68% of U.S. households have at least one pet, with dogs being the most popular pet. It makes sense, then, that pet owners include their beloved pets when developing a comprehensive estate plan. If you care about your pets, learn about what you can and cannot do when […]

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Estate Planning for Newlyweds

Posted on : February 17, 2018, By:  George Dillon

Let’s face it. Talking about death? Well, it’s not very romantic. And newlyweds are usually really into romance, right? While you’re planning your dream honeymoon and filling out gift registries, spend some time taking care of your estate planning needs. Everybody Needs One. All adults need an estate plan. Yet only about 44% of Americans […]

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3 Important Discussions to Have with Your Family

Posted on : February 16, 2018, By:  George Dillon

Families develop certain ways of communicating. Some families talk all the time, while others are happy with speaking a few times a year. Whatever your family’s communication style is, there are three very important discussions you should have with your family as soon as possible. Details About Your Estate Plans. It’s not necessary to tell […]

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Selling Your Commercial Property

Posted on : February 14, 2018, By:  George Dillon

At some point, you may want to divest yourself of some of your assets. Maybe the commercial property you own is just not in sync with your financial plans. As soon as you make the decision about selling your commercial property, it’s time to start thinking about what the law requires you to do. It’s […]

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Probate on Two Fronts: Virginia Ancillary Probate

Posted on : February 12, 2018, By:  George Dillon

When a person dies, their stuff has to go somewhere. With or without a Will, probate will probably be involved, depending on the size of the estate. Probate can be frustrating, time consuming and expensive. As you might imagine, ancillary probate – when an estate involves real property in two or more states – may […]

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