Experienced Fairfax County Estate Planning Attorneys with Military and Government Benefits Expertise

Although difficult to consider, we all will depart this life at some point and leave loved ones, dependents, and property behind. In addition, we may become unable to make decisions as we age or become ill. The law deals with the many aspects of this reality. Estate planning involves using the law to best implement your wishes about what will happen in these circumstances.

When you retain Arquilla & Poe, PLC to help prepare an estate plan for you, we will take the time to learn about your financial situation and your goals regarding the distribution of your property. We understand the benefits earned by military members and government employees during their careers. We know how to address these benefits, and other assets acquired during your lifetime, in designing an estate plan to out your wishes and minimize the death taxes that could be imposed on your survivors.

After learning about your situation and goals, we will carefully explain your estate planning options, helping you understand the advantages and disadvantages of certain strategies such as the use of wills and trusts, the re-titling of assets, and lifetime gifting. Once you have determined the approach that best fits your objectives, we will prepare and execute all the documents necessary to put your plan in place, which may include:

  • Wills
  • Inter vivos (living) trusts
  • Testamentary trusts (effective upon death)
  • Powers of attorney
  • Health care directives or so-called “living wills”

We also assist clients named as executors and trustees by their deceased spouses, parents, and siblings in any probate proceedings that may be required in distributing their assets to their designated beneficiaries.

Contact a Virginia Estate Planning Lawyer

To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced divorce attorneys, complete and submit our online form or call 703-719-9292 for a free initial interview of up to 30 minutes. Our law offices are conveniently located at the intersection of Franconia Road and Beulah Street in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County, with ample free parking.