Virginia does not recognize same-sex marriages or domestic partnerships, and also does not recognize the validity of same-sex marriages or domestic partnerships entered into in other states. As a result, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population of Virginia ...Read More »
You have reviewed your new client’s intake questionnaire. She is an 80-year-old widow with three children, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Her net worth, including her mortgage-free home, is about $3.5 million. She has a good government pension as ...Read More »
Attorneys who work with elderly clients, clients with disabilities, or veterans should be aware of the Veterans Administration’s Aid and Attendance Benefit. A&A is a pension program, available to certain veterans, and widowed spouses of veterans who need long term ...
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This week’s special second section focuses on the fields of family law and elder law; the two increasingly are intersecting as families seek to resolve issues with aging parents or changes arising from divorce. The stories you’ll find in this ...Read More »
Bills that would keep Virginia competitive in wealth management are making their way through the General Assembly, reports the head of the Virginia Bar Association’s Wills, Trusts and Estates section. Richmond lawyer Farhad Aghdami, chair of the VBA section, noted ...Read More »
A Falls Church lawyer has been convicted of embezzlement after being ordered to reimburse more than $275,000 in excess fees she charged for management of an elderly couple’s assets, according the Virginia State Bar and court records. A 2009 report ...Read More »