Kathryn (Kate) has been practicing law since 2003. George Reilly, our lead attorney, has more than 30 years of experience working with clients and helping them get their own customized plans in place that accomplish their goals and protect assets from unnecessary taxes, spendthrift relatives, and dangerous scams.
Our primary areas of practice for individual clients include construction litigation and contract review, domestic relations and family law, estate planning Legacy Planning lawyer Leesburg (including wills, trusts, and advance medical directives), and tort or personal injury law including medical and legal malpractice actions.
Complementing our national reputation in nonprofit and church law, our practice areas strategically include communications law, intellectual property (trademark and copyright prosecution, licensing, and litigation), business structure and organization, litigation, and estate planning.
Every Arbor estate planning package comes with additional documents and interactive forms to assist clients with the current and future management of their estate plan, including an operation guide for reassigning life insurance proceeds or retirement accounts into appropriate trusts, instruction letters for guardians, and forms to distribute individual personal items, such as artwork or family heirlooms.
Many issues faced by Senior Citizens arise due to a lack of effective estate and probate planning, including a lack of a Durable Medical Power of Attorney or Living Will, and a lack of a Durable General Power of Attorney to ensure proper protection of their legal rights as well as their day-to-day financial management needs.
Our Virginia estate planning lawyers have been selected as part of the”Best of Virginia” law firms (one of three, every year from 2014-2018 (see Virginia Living Magazine ). At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig (DBL) our estate and trust attorneys work with high net worth individuals, families, and business owners in Virginia to develop customized tax planning strategies that best support their current and future goals.
What Peace of Mind Planning is really focused on are the things that you can do while you're alive to help your family through the difficult circumstances of what we call our four Ds.” These are some of the challenges we all might face in life: Disease, disability, dementia, and yes, death.
If you have ever lived in a common law jurisdiction, or even if you have not, as long as you are married and have assets that are held jointly with your legal spouse Joint Trusts are a great way to avoid capital gains taxes when the first spouse passes away.