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Making an estate plan involves more than just planning our “final affairs” in anticipation of our death. An estate plan is a tool used to manage your estate and financial affairs while you are living, not just after you pass. A good estate plan is an important tool for your loved ones and a valuable gift you can give them now, that will have benefits for years to come.
Many people put off making an estate plan for a variety of reasons. Some think they do not have estates large enough to require a plan; some do not know how they want to distribute their assets. Others find it uncomfortable to contemplate one’s own death. This, however, is not the focus of an estate plan when working with our experienced attorneys. Our attorneys believe that you are not planning for your own death but planning for your life.
In Creating A Comprehensive Estate Plan
You are helping your family now, in writing, in the event you are not later available to help them in person. Because death is not the only event that can keep us from our families, a complete estate plan guides your doctors and loved ones in caring for you and your assets if you are ever unable to do so yourself. Our experienced attorneys will work with you to understand powers of attorney, advanced medical directives, wills, trusts and other available planning tools, and whether each is important for you and your needs.
What is the risk of not making an estate plan for yourself? You and your family will be limited to the options, and the related expenses, that Virginia has made for you. If you cannot make your own decisions and have not planned in advance, your family will have to petition the court to obtain guardianship and the authority to manage your money. Not only is this costly, it can take time to achieve. It can also add additional levels of reporting that further waste your assets. Most importantly, though, the state will not give your loved ones advise as to what the right decision is for you.
For Many Families
Finding and making the “right” decision for mom or dad is a source of great frustration and division. Through making an advanced plan, you can make the decision for yourself, relieving your family of this responsibility and burden. Similarly, creating a will can help to prevent divisive arguments over your belongings.
Some clients may benefit from more advanced estate planning. Planning for a child with special needs, protecting assets from creditors, and transferring wealth while minimizing tax implications are just some of the benefits that advanced estate planning can achieve.
Whether you think you need a simple will or complex, tax-sensitive estate planning, setting an appointment to learn more is the easy, first step. Remember, if you do not want to make the decision for yourself and your family, then you are accepting the plan, rules, and expenses that the state has already made for you.
What Our Clients Say About Us
Our lawyers will represent you in family, business formation, criminal, personal injury, & estate planning matters.
I Didn’t Feel Like A Client, I Was Family
I don’t normally post things and typically stay to myself, but I felt convicted as someone out there may be going through the same thing that I have- fighting for custody/ visitation of your child and can use some direction. There’s a lot of great attorneys/ firms out there and I have spent the money hiring and/ interviewing, but I needed a meticulous, fierce and dynamic one just to have a fighting chance. From the moment I met Attorney Rebecca Thacher, I knew she was the attorney for me. I didn’t feel like a client, I was family.
What’s crazy about this….. My case was on a Monday morning, but because I retained her as my lawyer so late, I didn’t give her my information until almost after 4:00 on that Friday. She understood my plea for help and was absolutely fierce in the courtroom citing all my concerns and raised crucial points. I came out victorious. I’m a father and I know what it’s like for a child to be used as a weapon, with Attorney Rebecca Thacher you are not in this alone so please ask for help and retain her.
I Always Felt That She Had My Best Interests At Heart
Angela Morehouse at the Irving Law Firm represented me in my divorce and for the guardianship/conservatorship of my mother. Her nd her paralegal are not only professional but thorough in their representation. I always felt that she had my best interests at heart and could count on her and the firm during my most difficult times. I would highly recommend Angela and the firm and wouldn’t hesitate to retain them in the future if the need arises.
She Took Care Of Everything That Was Right & Needed To Be Done & I’m Glad I Went To Her
Angela Morehouse, She knows what she’s doing with her great opening remarks with the great presentation of the evidence and with the great arguments, she took care of everything that was right and needed to be done and I’m glad I went to her. thank you very much the Irving law firm.
They are a great Credit to the Law Industry
The Irving Law Firm is amazing! They have been a Godsend for our Family. Their dedication, persistence and brilliant handling of our Son’s adoption created a truly miraculous event, for which we will forever be grateful!!!
Thanks For The Comfort Of Having A Great Law Firm To Lean On!
John Irving and the rest of the team at Irving Law Firm have provided exceptional service for all of my needs on multiple occasions. I would not recommend anyone else. They take the time to explain what will happen, keep you updated, and make sure to provide the best possible help they can. Thanks for the comfort of having a great law firm to lean on!
The Outcome Was Better Than We Could Have Hoped For
John and The Irving Law Firm handled our case with the utmost professionalism and dignity. We are grateful for John’s knowledge and his great reputation in the area. The outcome was better than we could have hoped for and, should we ever have need for legal services again, The Irving Law Firm will be our first call.
The Best Customer Service, Amazing Rates & Knowledge In The Business
John is an amazing lawyer with the experience and knowledge to represent anybody with any issues. I highly recommend the Irving Law Firm to anybody looking for a law firm with the best customer service, amazing rates and knowledge in the business.
Quick To Respond & Are Empathetic To Your Struggles
The attorneys at Irving and Irving are honest, hard-working and will stand by you until your case is closed. They are quick to respond and are empathetic to your struggles. If I ever need an attorney again, they are the only one’s I would trust. Thank you!
Handled My Case Including Guidance Before & During My Time In Court
John and his team are great at what they do. I was pleased at how they handled my case including guidance before and during my time in court. I would recommend them to anyone.
Genuinely Wants His Clients To Succeed & Cares For Their Future
Marc is an outstanding lawyer. He has been nothing but respectful and professional since the day I have met him. He genuinely wants his clients to succeed and cares for their future. I Would definitely recommend him in the future to anybody who’s looking for a lawyer.
When I Say He Fought For Me He Fought For Me!
I want to say this is the best law firm. Mark is the best very professional and outstanding never lied to me was always upfront with me. He stood up for me in court he’s just awesome I can’t say enough about him. I would recommend this law firm to any and everyone that wants good representation. When I say he fought for me he fought for me!!!!! He always was there when I called or emailed if he was a tab bit busy. He knows what he is doing in the courtroom. Thank you so much Marc.
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