Do you know what would happen legally- to you, your loved ones, your money and everything else you care about – if something unexpected happened to you?
If you don’t know exactly what would happen for everyone you love and everything you own, then the first step is to find out exactly what would happen, legally and financially, so that you can decide if the current state of your affairs is okay with you.
Nobody expects to be sued, but
divorce, inheritance, health issues, creditors, employees, theft, changing markets, malpractice suits, and natural disasters are just a few issues that can result in devastating lawsuits.
There are many different strategies to accomplish the protection of your assets while you are alive and after you are gone. To find out which strategies may be right for you, click on "Learn More" below.
Kids Protection Plan
Did you know that 69% of parents have not yet named guardians for their kids?
And of the 31% who have, most have made one of 6 common mistakes? Click this link to review the 6 common mistakes most parents (and their lawyers!) make when naming legal guardians [LINK TO 6 COMMON MISTAKES FREE REPORT] and then schedule a Family Wealth Planning Session with us today, so we can fix those mistakes with you.
Whether through illness, injury, or mental decline, anyone can require a guardian (also known as a conservator) to care for them if they become mentally or physically incapacitated. Unless the person has the proper estate planning in place that names a guardian, however, guardianship must be established through probate court. We can provide you with a guardianship / conservatorship attorney to guide you through this often complex and emotional process.
Estate planning for a family with special needs children comes with a complex set of financial, social, and medical issues that some lawyers are ill-equipped to handle. But the experienced special needs planning attorneys with Heck Law Firm are dedicated to ensuring your child with special needs will be well taken care of when you’re no longer able to serve as the primary caregiver.
You work your entire life to save and have enough money to comfortably retire—and ideally leave something for your loved ones when you pass away. During your life, you pay all kinds of taxes: income taxes, property taxes, sales taxes, and so on. And at the end, the government even wants to tax you on the assets you have left at your death.
This is known as the estate tax, sometimes called the inheritance tax or death tax. The experienced estate tax planning lawyers at Heck Law Firm can help you reduce—if not entirely avoid—the federal estate tax burden.
If you are here to learn about Virginia's Probate Court after the passing of a loved one, we hope that the information you find on this page will simplify any legal and administrative headaches you might otherwise face during such a difficult time.
If you’re ready to get started with the probate process after the passing of a loved one, please contact our experienced Law Firm at (571) 306-4466 to help determine your next best steps. We are here in service to making this all as easy as possible on you.
When a loved one dies, the difficulty of immense grief is compounded by the need to make sure all the technical details of locating assets, paying bills and passing along your loved one’s assets are handled without conflict. We are here to help.
No matter how complex the trust or estate administration process may be, the trust and estate administration staff at Heck Law Firm will guide you every step of the way. We make the process as understandable and stress-free as possible.