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Estate Planning Attorneys in Culpeper

Safeguard Your Future with Wills, Trusts & More

Through comprehensive estate planning, Davies, Barrell, Will, Lewellyn & Edwards, PLC helps clients preserve for their heirs the assets they have worked so hard to accumulate. We offer highly qualified, experienced representation that has assisted countless individuals, families, and business owners across the Piedmont region.

Trusted Culpeper, Virginia Estate Planning Attorneys

We take the time to get to know you and help you define your goals. We review your family situation, finances, home and real estate ownership, employment, investments, and business interests. We advise you of the estate planning strategies best suited to achieve your goals and ensure you have the information necessary to make well-reasoned decisions. At times, we take a team approach to devising your estate plan and consult your accountant, financial planner, insurance agent, and others on whom you rely for financial advice.

Committed to Excellence

Our estate planning attorneys keep abreast of ever-changing tax and estate laws to ensure clients comply with and take full advantage of them. It is essential for clients to fully utilize the recent unified tax credit in their planning. Clients rely on our expertise to create estate plans that facilitate the handling of wills, trusts, taxes, insurance, property distribution, and the care of minor children. Our plans are sound and designed to withstand challenge.

We craft vital documents for clients, including:

  • Wills
  • Living wills
  • Revocable trusts
  • Irrevocable trust
  • Charitable trusts
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Durable powers of attorney
  • Medical powers of attorney
  • Family limited partnerships

Exemplary Estate Administration Services

We counsel estate and trust administrators and fiduciaries to ensure they abide by their legal duties. Our representation ensures debts are settled, assets are distributed, and all appropriate taxes are paid. When probate is required, we attend court proceedings that close the estate. We fully understand estate, tax, and probate laws and can make this process as straightforward as possible.

FAQ About Virginia Will-Making

Our skilled Virginia will attorneys answer your frequently asked questions regarding the process and details of drafting and filing a will in the state of Virginia:

What happens if I die without leaving a will?

  • In Virginia, those who die without leaving a will behind will have their property distributed by the state to your closest relatives, beginning with spouse and children and then moving on to parents, grandchildren, etc. If the state is unable to find any surviving family members to pass your property on to, they will take your property.

Do I need to have my will notarized to make it official?

  • Virginia does not require you to have your will notarized unless you are pursuing a "self-proving" will.

What should I do if I want to revoke my will?

  • There are several ways to revoke your will, including destroying the document itself or ordering someone else to destroy the document in your presence. You may also draft a new will which specifically revokes the old will or contradicts it (according to Virginia Code § 64.2-410).

Call (540) 449-0101 to reach skilled Culpeper estate planning attorneys. Contact us today to learn how we can help you safeguard your future.

Our Estate Planning Attorneys & Paralegals

  • Over 45 Years of Trusted Experience

  • A Team of Six Dedicated Attorneys

  • Practicing in Courts Across Virginia

  • Results Driven Problem Solvers