Wills, Trusts, Estates

Drafting Wills, Advanced Medical Directives, Powers of Attorney, and Trusts are some of the most straightforward and affordable strategies to ensure the future well being of yourself and that of your loved ones.

Wills

Wills serve to provide your chosen Executor with a detailed outline of your wishes, instructing how you want your assets distributed after your death. Without a Will, specific Virginia statutes will dictate the eventual disbursement of your assets, often resulting in a contrary outcome. Also, without a Will, loved ones often find themselves in a predicament fraught with turmoil and confusion.

Advanced Medical Directives

An Advanced Medical Directive is an instrument that legally authorizes your agent to carry out your wishes regarding medical decisions should you become incapacitated or otherwise unable to make those decisions yourself.

Powers of Attorney

Similarly, a Power of Attorney is an instrument that legally authorizes your agent to carry out your wishes regarding financial matters should you become incapacitated or otherwise unable to make those decisions for yourself.

Trusts

A Trust is a vehicle that can provide financial stability for loved ones after you have passed away. Under the framework of a Trust, minor children, family members with disabilities, or other loved ones can be provided for financially. Similar to a Will, your designated Trustee follows the guidelines you set forth in your Trust, helping to ensure that your family members are taken care of long after you are gone under the terms you specify.

Ronald J. Aiani, P.C. offers a full spectrum of estate planning services. Our experienced attorneys can guide you through the formulation of your estate planning documents and shepherd your chosen Agents, Trustees, and/or Executors through the administration of your wishes, after you are gone. Our firm is well versed with the probate process and can counsel you through the stages of qualification, the filing of inventory and accountings, and the filing of required tax returns.