Category Archives: Estate Planning

A spouse’s elective share in Virginia

I recently prepared an estate plan for a client who had, for various reasons, never finalized her divorce with the father of her children.  In preparing her will, she wanted to have her estate divided between her children but was … Continue reading

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Selling an NFA Item as Executor of an Estate

The vast majority of my clients own their NFA items in an NFA Trust so that they get the dual benefits of sharing the items while they are alive and probate-avoidance when they pass away.  However, I occasionally get a … Continue reading

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Can your automobile be owned by your living trust in Virginia?

This is a questions that I am often asked and the answer is “Yes it can!”  But that is only the beginning of the discussion. The follow-up questions that you should be asking (and the respective answers) are: 1)  Should … Continue reading

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