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Legacy Law Group Of Northern Virginia, PLLC.

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(703) 492-9955

Office Location

8567 - D Sudley Road Manassas, VA 20110

Legacy Law Group Of Northern Virginia, PLLC.

Blogs

5 Myths About Probate You Must Know Now
  • By: David B. Wilks
  • Published: May 10, 2017

Probate is the legal process of administering an estate after someone dies in Northern Virginia, and in most states. It's a complicated maze, leading to many misconceptions. Let's dispel some of the most pervasive myths about probate and set you on the path toward better understanding of what lies ahead. Myth #1: A will is valid once it is on… Read More

Single And Childless? 8 Estate Plan Essentials
  • By: David B. Wilks
  • Published: April 27, 2017

Ann has a condo in Northern Virginia, artwork, a dog and people she cares about. What she doesn’t have is a spouse, partner or children. Or a will and estate plan. For single people like Ann who don't have obvious beneficiaries like spouses, children or partners, it can be especially difficult to make post-life decisions. But it is important to… Read More

6 Steps To Protect Your Digital Property Once You Are Gone
  • By: David B. Wilks
  • Published: March 29, 2017

Imagine if you were gone tomorrow and no one could get in to your banking, investment or social media accounts? Access to these accounts by anyone other than the owner is governed by federal and state laws and terms of service agreements with account managers. If no one can access your accounts or files to modify or delete them, they could continue to… Read More

How To Include Art In Your Estate Plan
  • By: David B. Wilks
  • Published: March 18, 2017

Building an art collection takes time, investment and expertise. It also brings great joy to those who collect, often highlighting certain aesthetics, time periods, mediums or artists that interest the collector. It is a reflection of the person, how he lives, what he values and where he has been. An art collection is one of the most personal assets a… Read More

Parenting Young Children? Why You Should Worry
  • By: David B. Wilks
  • Published: February 28, 2017

Parents worry more about bullying and their child’s weight than they do about suddenly being gone from their child’s life forever. If a child unexpectedly loses both parents, he can automatically become a ward of the state in Virginia. This unthinkable situation occurs when parents fail to leave a will outlining their guardianship wishes. The child’s future is then in the hands of a stranger:… Read More

Wilks Named Among Virginia’s Legal Elite
  • By: David B. Wilks
  • Published: February 1, 2017

David B. Wilks, estate planning attorney with Legacy Law of Northern Virginia, has been named as one of the 2016 “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business Magazine for the fourth consecutive year in the areas of Taxes, Estates, Trusts and Elder Law. David is the only attorney based in Prince William County listed in that specialty, which includes 75 attorneys statewide,18 of… Read More

What If Your Pet Outlives You?
  • By: David B. Wilks
  • Published: January 14, 2017

Many people assume they will outlive their pets since humans have longer life spans. But what if you become incapacitated or die first? What happens to your beloved dog or cat? If you have an informal promise from a friend or family member to take your pet in, be aware that person may be unwilling or unable to honor the promise. Legitimate reasons abound: family member allergies, rental… Read More

Life Changes Ahead: Are You Ready?
  • By: David B. Wilks
  • Published: January 14, 2017

Major life changes are as inevitable as death and taxes. As you look ahead to 2017, take time to consider and plan for the impact life-changing events can have on your will, trust and estate plan. Let’s focus on some potential positive changes: You win the lottery It's possible! 2017 has already bestowed a million dollars each on three Virginians,… Read More

How To Ensure Military Burial Wishes Are Honored
  • By: David B. Wilks
  • Published: December 22, 2016

Until state authorities intervened to help Yvette James get control of her father's remains, James was stuck in a nightmare of red tape. All she wanted was to rightfully fulfill her father’s burial wishes, something she should have legally been allowed to do from the get-go. Left out of Dad's burial planning It seems Yvette James was wrongly excluded from her… Read More

What Is A Perpetual Trust?
  • By: David B. Wilks
  • Published: November 9, 2016

Perpetual trusts: good or bad? The principle of this tool is up for debate. Perpetual trusts allow trust creators to maintain some control after they pass, and help protect fortunes from taxes and creditors. However, people who set up these perpetual trusts in states where they’re legal could have some headaches as lawsuits brought in a state where the trusts… Read More

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