Guardianship And Conservatorship In Special Needs Planning

June 21, 2024

If you have someone over 18 in your family who cannot take care of themselves, you have no doubt wondered what will happen when you can no longer care for them. That is where guardianship and conservatorship come in. The process of appointing a guardian and/or conservator is handled through the courts, and it can…

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How Do I Set Up A Pet Trust?

June 20, 2024

You love your pets and treat them like family. But the law considers your dog or cat to be property, just like Granny’s silver tea service. Do you think of your pet as property? Of course, you don’t! So you must ensure their care and well-being if something happens to you, just as you would…

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Revocable vs. Irrevocable Trusts: What’s Best for You?

June 19, 2024

As much as we don’t like to think about it, we are all mortal; none of us will live forever. Nevertheless, a lot of people put off making a will, thinking, “Oh, I’m young. I’ve got plenty of time.” Deep down, however, we all know that is not true.  What many people don’t know is…

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What Are The Tax Implications Of A Trust?

June 18, 2024

When most people think of a trust, they picture rich families fighting over an inheritance. But you don’t have to be wealthy or have vast land holdings to create a trust. The primary advantage of a trust is that it avoids the probate process, which can be a long and expensive ordeal. For that reason,…

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What Is The Role Of An Executor In A Will?

June 17, 2024

In Virginia, the executor of your will is more commonly known as the “personal representative.” Whether this person is called an executor, a personal representative, or an administrator, their duties regarding your will are the same. There are basically three categories of responsibility for the executor: Manage the estate assets: This includes your house, car,…

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What If I Didn’t Notice A Warning Sign Before The Slip And Fall?

June 15, 2024

It’s happened to all of us; you’re going about your daily business when all of a sudden you find yourself flat on the ground or floor. Only when you pick yourself up, do you see the warning sign marking the hazard. Do you still have a personal injury case? The answer is, well, maybe. Many…

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The Driver Who Hit Me Didn’t Stop. What Can I Do in a Hit-And-Run Scenario?

June 12, 2024

Your car has been hit, and the other car keeps going before you can gather your wits. You might think you can do nothing in such a case and that your insurance must cover the damage. Fortunately, however, you can gather a lot of evidence to identify the other driver. A skilled, experienced personal injury…

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What if the Driver in the Bike Accident Flees the Scene or Doesn’t Have Insurance?

June 7, 2024

Virginia is one of the few states that do not require drivers to insure their cars and other vehicles, but even in places like D.C. and Maryland where insurance is required, many drivers do not have coverage. What can you do if an uninsured driver hits you while you’re on your bicycle? Or what if…

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Am I Entitled to Compensation After a Bike Accident Even If I Wasn’t Wearing a Helmet?

June 5, 2024

While evidence suggests that wearing a bicycle helmet can seriously reduce the risk of head injuries in a bicycle accident, many bicyclists do not wear helmets. Some find them uncomfortable, some find them distracting, some don’t like the look, and others just forget to put one on before they set out. If a helmet can…

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If I Wasn’t Wearing a Seatbelt, Can I Still Make a Claim?

June 1, 2024

Seatbelts are designed to minimize injuries in car accidents, and laws in Virginia, D.C. and Maryland require drivers and passengers to wear them in many situations. So what happens if you didn’t have yours fastened at the time of an accident? Can you still file a claim or will compensation be denied because of your…

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