How Do I Fund a Trust?

If you have a trust or are planning to establish one in the near future, you may have heard that you need to “fund the trust” in order for it to operate effectively. What exactly does that mean? And how do you do it? We craft each trust for your specific situation, so funding a…

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What Are the Different Types of Trusts?

Trusts are used increasingly in estate planning to accomplish a wide array of purposes. However, you generally need a specific type of trust to achieve targeted goals. With that in mind, it is helpful to explore the different types of trusts available and how they operate to help individuals and families in a variety of…

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Why Should I Consider a Trust Instead of a Will?

Estate plans built around a revocable living trust instead of a will have become very popular. But they are more complex and a little more costly to set up, so many people do not understand why they should consider switching to a trust-based plan. Your estate planning attorney can review the specific benefits based on…

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How Do I Prove Negligence?

When you can prove that someone’s negligence led to injuries from a car accident, slip and fall, or other incident, you can often recover considerable compensation for the pain, suffering, and other losses you’ve experienced. But how do you prove negligence? The best personal injury attorneys have spent years of focused effort learning the most…

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How Do I Determine Who Was at Fault in the Car Accident?

If you’ve been in a car accident, you probably know that the person found to be at fault can be required to pay damages to anyone hurt in the accident, including compensation for pain and suffering. But the question is, how do you know who was legally responsible for causing the accident? This question does…

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What Is a Trust?

You may have heard about people setting up trusts to avoid probate, manage funds, or plan for estate taxes. Estate planning attorneys use trusts to accomplish a wide range of goals. But even many people who use trusts do not understand what they are. They view the trust as a type of account. But a…

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Jennifer Porter Selected for Best Lawyers in America® 2024

We are excited to announce that Jennifer Porter has been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in the United States. The Best Lawyers organization works in partnership with U.S. News, so many people are familiar with their rankings. Attorneys are chosen to be included based on their ratings by attorneys in the same practice…

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Beware of Pressure Tactics After an Accident

GEICO and other insurance companies that handle car accident claims in DC, Maryland, and Virginia spend millions of dollars to create a friendly corporate image. All they want to do is help–if you believe the ads. It’s true, actually, but the ones they want to help are their shareholders. Insurance companies are in business to…

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