Estate Planning Lawyers in Northern Virginia
Livesay & Myers, P.C. has a team of estate planning lawyers and paralegals across offices in Fairfax, Leesburg, Manassas and Fredericksburg, Virginia. They draft wills, trusts, advance medical directives, living wills, powers of attorney and other estate planning documents for clients across Northern Virginia.
Protecting Your Estate. At Livesay & Myers, we understand that the complexity of estate planning may seem daunting, and that each individual has different estate administration needs. Therefore, our estate planning lawyers customize estate plans to meet your objectives. They take the time to sit down with you and discuss your financial goals. After learning about you as an individual, they will work with you to develop an estate plan that will meet your goals while maximizing income, minimizing taxes, and often avoiding probate.
With their training and active estate planning practice, our Virginia estate planning attorneys can offer a wide range of services that will help you maximize your estate. Whether you are in the upper or lower income bracket, their experience will allow you to plan for your estate to gain the maximum benefit of all laws, while carrying out your economic and inheritance wishes. Together, you and our estate planning lawyers can work to discover the best plan for your situation.
Protecting Against Incapacity. Our Virginia estate planning attorneys can assist you in preparing a Living Will or Advance Medical Directive which will allow you to state what you want for your own medical care if you are unable to make decisions for yourself. Using a Living Will or Advance Medical Directive, you can:
- direct that a specific procedure or treatment be provided, such as artificially administered hydration (fluids) or nutrition (feeding);
- direct that a specific procedure or treatment be withheld; or
- appoint a person to act as your agent in making health care decisions for you, if it is determined that you are unable to make health care decisions for yourself. This includes the decision to make anatomical gifts of a specific part or parts of your body via organ and tissue donation, or of all of your body.
If you appoint a person to be your agent in a Living Will or Advance Medical Directive, that person has decision-making priority over any other individuals who, could, by law, make health care decisions for you. For more information, see Advance Medical Directives in Virginia.
Powers of Attorney. Powers of attorney are valuable tools for managing your business affairs, personal affairs, and health care. They can be used to appoint an agent to act on your behalf in the event you are unavailable (for example, due to military deployment) or incapacitated. For more information, see Seven Things You Should Know About Powers of Attorney in Virginia.
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