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Estate Planning and Administration

Making Estate Planning Understandable and Approachable

Estate planning deals with the transfer of a person’s estate at the time of death.  An “estate” consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or by state law.

You don't have to be rich to have an "estate" plan.  You should take the time to create an estate plan to make sure that all your property will be distributed according to your wishes when you pass away.  All estate plans should include a will and powers of attorney (both for business and medical decisions).  Some estate plans may include various types of trusts.  Importantly, estate planning encourages people to make important (and sometimes tough) decisions, like choosing someone to be a guardian of any minor children.

Estate Planning That Ensures Your Loved Ones and Property Are Protected

At Golightly Mulligan & Morgan we listen carefully to our clients’ wishes, guide them through the laws that may impact those wishes, and build a customized estate plan to meet their needs.  In the estate planning area, our services include the preparation of wills and trusts, powers of attorney, estate tax planning, and assisting executors and personal representatives in the dealing with the probate process.  We can also help with the appointment of guardians and conservators for people who have become incapacitated.

For the vast majority of clients, we are able to charge a flat fee for our services.  Don't put this planning off.

We also assist clients with the administration of their estate. Estate administration is the process of managing and distributing a person’s property (the “estate”) after death. If the person had a will, the will goes through probate, which is the process by which the deceased person’s property is passed to the people named in the will.

Discuss Next Steps

Call 804-658-3873 or reach out to us at info@golightlylaw.com to get started on this important planning right away. We can provide an estate planning attorney for wills and trusts, living trusts, revocable living trust, special needs trust, and other estate planning needs throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, including Richmond, Henrico, Goochland, Midlothian, Chesterfield, Hampton, Newport News, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Suffolk.

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2016 John Rolfe Parkway
Richmond, VA 23238

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Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454


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