Category: Estate Planning

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Thomas Duling Receives Recognition for 50 Years of Service to the Bar Association

Tom Duling was recognized at the Virginia State Bar’s 2023 Annual Meeting for his 50 years practicing law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Congratulations Tom!

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How Does Your Divorce Affect Your Estate Plan?  

Can you disinherit a spouse? Virginia law was changed this year to adjust a spouse’s “elective share” rights in Virginia under Code § 64.2-308.4.   Prior to the passage of this law, a surviving spouse could claim up to one-third of their deceased spouse’s “augmented estate” (a calculation that takes into account all of the various […]

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What Powers Do You Have As Executor of a Will Before Appointment?

As a the named executor of a person who has recently passed away, there is more on your mind than simply administering the decedent’s estate. But before you rush to make an appointment with the probate clerk, it is wise to step back and consider what powers you have before you are officially sworn in […]