Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Basics of the Virginia Probate Administration…Part IV: the Initial Process

This is part IV of my series on the Virginia Probate Administration process.  Part IV discusses the initial phases of probate immediately after the personal representative has qualified.  This stage is about getting the proverbial ducks in row by informing … Continue reading

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The Basics of the Virginia Probate Administration…Part III: the Duties and Liabilities

The last two posts on this series dealt with defining probate administration and the process to qualify in Virginia.  Part III will deal with the duties and liabilities of the personal representative. As I mentioned in prior posts, being appointed … Continue reading

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Why go to an Estate Planning Attorney or Probate Attorney?

I’m going to get away from my series on Virginia probate administration because of something that happened to me recently. Late last week, I saw a notice for a seminar on inheritance and real estate being presented by a local … Continue reading

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The Basics of the Virginia Probate Administration…Part II: the Personal Representative

My last post was the start of a series of posts on the basics of administering a Virginia estate in probate.  This is part II.  I will be focusing on the personal representative including a definition, requirements needed to qualify … Continue reading

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The Basics of the Virginia Probate Administration…Part I

In my practice, estate planning is composed of two areas.  One area is the effective planning of the estate prior to death to meet the desires of the client.  The second aspect of my practice is counseling clients after the … Continue reading

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