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The estate planning attorneys of Miller, Walsh & Kutz will help you tailor an estate plan fit for your family, your assets, and your goals. Please call our law office at 757-595-0123. You may also contact our law firm online any time, day or night, and someone will be in touch with you soon.
Our lawyers provide a wide range of estate planning services to clients who want to protect their families when they no longer can:
Our experienced lawyers will make sure you consider all the possible challenges that may arise during times of sickness or death, offering our counsel and making sure everything meets your wishes.
Let us help you during this stressful and time-consuming process. Call the law firm of Miller, Walsh & Kutz now for a free consultation with an attorney.
A will is a document in which you set out in writing how you wish all your personal assets and real estate (your “estate”) to be divided and who you wish to give those assets to after your death.
A living will is more properly known as a Natural Death Act Declaration and in Virginia it is a portion of a document called an Advance Medical Directive. It states your preference with respect to end-of-life decision making, declaring whether you would want your life to be prolonged artificially if you were in a terminal condition or vegetative state.
MEDICAL POWER OF ATTORNEY
The living will is most often combined with a medical power of attorney—together known as an Advance Medical Directive—in which you name the person(s) you wish to be able to make medical decisions for you whenever you are unable to do so for yourself (not just in end-of-life circumstances).
Revocable living trusts (generally referred to simply as “Living Trusts”) are often used as an alternative to the traditional will for documenting a person’s wishes for the distribution of their wealth and estate at the time of death. A trust-based estate plan is recommended especially for those who have children from a prior marriage, own real estate in multiple states or who have large estates ($1 million or more).
The process of creating a trust and transferring assets is complicated and time consuming. If you would like to make a trust, let the experienced lawyers of Miller, Walsh & Kutz help you. We’ll ask the necessary questions, create all the necessary documents and help you move the appropriate assets into your trust. Call the law office of Miller Walsh & Kutz now at 757-595-0123 or click here to contact us about creating a trust-based estate plan.