Everybody will pass away someday and it is important to be prepared. This includes designating beneficiaries, managing your assets, gifting whatever you wish to your loved ones, and so on. You will want to have a secure plan in case an emergency does occur because people unexpectedly die or become incapacitated every day. If you or a loved one passes away or becomes unable to communicate, your estate plan will determine the course of action that should be taken.
Call our Fairfax County estate planning lawyers today at (703) 940-9779 for a free consultation.
Aspects of Estate Planning
We help individuals and families plan for the future. Estate planning involves the transfer of wealth to intended beneficiaries, usually in a manner that minimizes taxes. Our Fairfax County estate planning lawyers have over four decades of experience handling this area of law. Do not be caught unprepared without an estate plan, otherwise, everything may be left up to the state, your family, or other legal documents to determine what happens next. Hazelwood Law Firm can help you create an estate plan using a variety of legal tools.
- Our legal services include the following:
- Durable power of attorney
- Advance medical directives (living will)
- Revocable and irrevocable trusts
- Insurance trusts
- Qualified personal residence trusts
- Filing inventories
- Supplemental needs trusts
- Qualified domestic trusts
- Intentionally defective grantor trusts
- Grantor retained income trusts
- Administering estates and trusts
- Protection of assets and wealth preservation
- Preparing accountings
What Is Probate?
Probate is a court proceeding whereby all final debts are managed and the decedent’s legal property title is passed on to their heirs. Proceedings for probate take place in the county’s circuit court probate division. The county is determined by the decedent’s legal residence at their time of death. Hazelwood Law Firm can assist you with the legal technicalities of estate administration.
Contact us online or at (703) 940-9779 for a free case evaluation.