What Happens If I Die Without A Will in Virginia?

April 15, 2024

Life’s unpredictable nature brings many uncertainties, yet one inevitable truth we all face is death. While pondering your mortality is uncomfortable, proactively planning for the future empowers you to make your final wishes known and ensure the well-being of your loved ones when you’re gone. In Virginia, dying without a will is also known as…

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Can a Trust Be Changed or Revoked?

April 12, 2024

Embarking on the estate planning journey can sometimes be daunting, particularly when it comes to grasping the nuances of trusts. Our clients frequently ask whether the trust they’ve established, filled with aspirations and plans for the future, can be modified or revoked as the twists and turns of life unfold. We understand. At Jennifer Porter…

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How Does a Trust Impact My Eligibility for Government Programs?

April 2, 2024

Planning for the future involves not only ensuring your loved ones are taken care of but also making sure you have access to the resources you may need down the road. Government programs like Medicaid play a vital role in providing healthcare for low- and middle-income individuals and families. However, you might wonder if assets…

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What Should I Do After an Accident or Injury in Virginia?

March 19, 2024

Knowing what to do in the aftermath of an accident or any incident that causes injuries can make a big difference in the recovery, both physically and financially. Every situation has its own risks and complications, but here are some general guidelines for what to do after an accident or injury. Secure Your Safety Whether…

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Who Should Be the Trustee in Virginia?

March 18, 2024

If you are considering a trust, or you already have a trust and are planning to make some changes, it is important to give thoughtful attention to the choice of trustee. A trustee has considerable power and responsibility. With some types of trusts, the trustee must exercise significant administrative and financial skill and must be…

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What Should Be Included In A Will in Virginia?

March 15, 2024

Creating a will might not be the most exciting task on your to-do list, but it’s undoubtedly one of the most important. Without a will, you’ll leave the distribution of your assets and the care of your children up to state laws and courts, which probably won’t align with your wishes. At Jennifer Porter Law,…

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Can I Change My Trust in Virginia?

March 12, 2024

Trusts can be powerful estate planning tools, allowing you to streamline the transfer of your assets at death and to ensure your loved ones are taken care of according to your wishes. Many estate plans also utilize trusts because of their flexibility and the control they offer over assets. However, as life’s circumstances change, you…

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Will My Car Insurance Rates Go Up if I Make a Personal Injury Claim in Virginia?

March 10, 2024

In Virginia, D.C., and Maryland, car insurance rates are much higher than in other parts of the country. Insurance fees are a major expense for many families. So, it’s only natural to want to avoid doing anything that could cause your car insurance rates to go up. Statistics show that insurance rates can increase between…

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Wills for Heroes in Virginia

March 8, 2024

First responders are some of the greatest heroes in our society, and the salary they earn in no way provides full compensation for the dangers they face in the line of duty. They put their lives and futures at risk to help strangers every day. We owe them our gratitude at the very least. One…

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Will My Personal Injury Case Go to Trial in Virginia, D.C., or Maryland?

March 5, 2024

At Jennifer Porter Law, PLLC, we understand that facing a personal injury case can be a daunting experience. One of the most stressful concerns for many clients is whether their case will ultimately go to trial.  In Virginia, D.C., and Maryland, the outcome of a personal injury case can depend on various factors. Let’s explore…

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