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WHAT IS AN “ESTATE PLAN?”

WHAT IS AN “ESTATE PLAN?”

These days folks are bombarded with ads for estate planning seminars and webinars about estate planning. They are asked to choose between wills and trusts without really understanding the practical effect of their choice upon themselves, and upon their heirs. Here is...

Form an LLC in Virginia

Form an LLC in Virginia

McDermottWard began forming limited liability companies for clients in 1991 as part of our business law services shortly after Virginia adopted Virginia Limited Liability Company Act. Virginia was, of course not the first state to pass an LLC act. Wyoming was the...

How to Choose an Agent or Fiduciary

How to Choose an Agent or Fiduciary

Often the hardest decision a person makes in their estate plan is choosing whom to serve as an agent or fiduciary. The considerations and skills required to be an effective fiduciary are not the same for every document, or in every family. Here are a few helpful tips...

“Hey, let’s start a charity!”

“Hey, let’s start a charity!”

You, alone or with friends find a good cause to which you would be happy to devote time and treasure.  It might be early childhood development, or literacy, or supporting the local symphony orchestra.  I could be hospice, or free dental care for the poor.  It might...

Celebrating the Holidays with Dementia

Celebrating the Holidays with Dementia

The holidays can be a particularly stressful time for caregivers of a loved one with dementia. If you have a loved one with dementia, here are a few helpful tips for having a joyful holiday season. 1. Designate a quiet place. Holiday meals may last for several hours...

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