Grieving the loss of a loved one is difficult. You do not need to stand alone during disputes among family members and other interested parties while navigating through your grief. It is important for our clients to know that we are able to provide peace of mind, not just through the planning process, but in the enforcement, protection and defense of established plans during their lifetimes, and beyond.
A legal practitioner must be experienced in this specialized area of Virginia law in order to properly represent clients in issues related to elder law, estate and trust planning, and beneficiary disputes. As such, it makes sense to seek the advice of a an attorney with similar experience in this complex area of the law when a dispute arises.
Our Judicial Proceeding practice includes:
- Guardianship/Conservatorship – Uncontested
- Reformation of Trust
- Corrections of Scriveners Errors
- Beneficiary Agreements
- Non-judicial Settlement Agreements
and conditions of the estate plan that governs the fiduciary’s actions.
Guardianships & Conservatorships
The appointment of a guardian and conservator for an incapacitated adult is typically a consensual matter. The family member that has been taking care of a parent can obtain the appointment through the normal court process. However, there are those situations where an individual may be financially exploiting the incapacitated adult. She may oppose the appointment of a loved one as guardian and conservator, or she may file a petition to name herself for the appointment. Instances such as these turn into hotly disputed court cases.