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Estate Planning Lawyers In Virginia

Last updated on June 3, 2024

Estate planning is crucial for securing your assets. It’s best to work with an attorney who understands the importance of comprehensive estate planning to help protect your loved ones and your legacy.

Since our establishment in 2008, Robinson Law, PLLC, has been dedicated to serving clients in Fairfax and throughout Virginia. Our team guides individuals and families through the complexities of estate planning, helping preserve assets and legacies.

What Is Estate Planning, And When Should You Do It?

Estate planning includes various legal documents and strategies to manage your assets and affairs during your lifetime and after your death. The following events are significant milestones that may warrant creating or revisiting an estate plan:

  • Birth of a child
  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • Retirement
  • Starting a new job

Contrary to common misconceptions, estate planning is not just for older adults or the wealthy; it is for anyone who wants to protect their loved ones and ensure their wishes are honored.

What Is The Difference Between A Will And An Estate Plan?

Many people use “will” and “estate plan” interchangeably, but they are different. A will is a legal document that outlines how you want your assets to be distributed after your death.

On the other hand, an estate plan is a comprehensive strategy that may include a will and other documents, such as trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives.

Can Good Planning Prevent My Estate From Going Through Probate?

Probate is the legal process of validating a will and administering an estate after someone dies. While a will can dictate how assets are distributed, it requires probate, which can be time-consuming and expensive.

However, with proper estate planning, probate is often avoided or minimized. Trusts, joint ownership and beneficiary designations are some strategies that can bypass probate.

Work With Us

At Robinson Law, PLLC, we aim to make sure that every piece of the puzzle falls into its place. Call 703-542-3616 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today to start the estate planning process.