Experienced Will & Estate Planning Attorney serving Hampton Roads
The attorneys at John W. Lee, P.C. have handled over ten thousand cases and have over 70 years of combined legal experience. We understand that nobody really wants to think about estate planning. Unfortunately, it something all of us will have to deal with at one point or another. If you choose to leave us without a Last Will or other estate planning device, then it could cost your heirs a lot of time and money trying to sort through your affairs.
The attorneys at John W. Lee, P.C. offer a very economical estate planning package. We can set up for you and your spouse a Last Will and Testament, a Medical Directive, and a Power-of-Attorney for a very low flat fee.
This entry level Estate Planning device may not meet all of your estate planning needs as your estate grows and becomes worth more or as you get older, but it is good first step to having a comprehensive estate plan. We can also set up a Trust or other legacy plans for you depending on your individual needs.
Contact the attorneys of John W. Lee, P.C today to start planning for your future!
An attorney should always be a part of your estate planning and the setting up of a simple and/or living will... and it doesn't cost you a lot of money. A lawyer can help you properly draft a Last Will and Testament so that it will be accepted by the probate court, saving your loved ones time and money. A Last Will and Testament done by a lawyer should have witnesses, notary seals and a self proving affidavit. Talk to us about these and other details for establishing or updating a will.
Living wills offer a method for individuals to express their preferences about the medical care they receive or decline in the event they are unable to do so because of a serious illness or injury. Consulting with an attorney will ensure you cover all aspects of Virginia's Advance Medical Directive criteria.
The Virginia Uniform Power of Attorney Act defines a power of attorney as a written document designating an agent to act on behalf of a principal who signed it. The document grants as much or as little authority to the agent as is specified by the principal. This can grant a trusted person with a considerable amount of leverage over your affairs, thus it is always wise to consult with an estate planning attorney when taking this into consideration.
People want to take charge of their health care decisions. No one understands this better than the attorneys at The Law Offices of John W. Lee, P.C. They believe it is important for individuals to have a Virginia advanced medical directive to make their wishes known in the event a medical condition or injury makes it impossible for them to communicate with their physicians.
Probate is the process by which a deceased person’s estate is divided and distributed to his or her heirs or beneficiaries. This process is started by a qualified person being made the executor or administrator of the estate. In cases in which there is a will, this person is named to serve as the executor. But this also deals with cases of not having a will where an experienced attorney should be involved to follow through on the probate process effectively.
Estate administration involves the appointment of a representative with the authority to take control of and manage the deceased party’s assets, pay tax and other obligation, and distribute the remainder of the estate to heirs and beneficiaries according to the wishes of the deceased while complying with Virginia law. Call the experienced estate planning attorneys at The Law Firm of John W. Lee, P.C. if you need help with estate administration litigation.
Virginia law provides two methods for protecting adults who are no longer capable of handling their personal affairs. Guardianship and conservatorship create relationships between an incapacitated adult and someone granted the legal authority to manage the adult’s affairs. Call the estate planning attorneys of John W. Lee, P.C. for assistance in setting up a legal guardianship for you.