Trust Attorneys Arlington VA

Setting up a trust on your will is a complicated matter that should be handled with the help of an estate planning and trust attorney. Make it easy on your trust beneficiaries and take care of your estate planning ahead of time. An experienced trust attorney can help you save on estate tax. Please scroll down to learn more and get access to the estate planning and trust attorneys in Arlington, VA listed below.

Edward G Varrone
910 17TH ST NW STE 800
WASHINGTON, DC
Specialties
Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship
Education
American University,George Washington University
State Licensing
DC, Maryland

Paul R Smollar
1925 K ST NW STE 200
WASHINGTON, DC
Specialties
Domestic Violence, Personal Injury, Litigation, Estate Planning, Probate
Education
Columbia University,Northwestern University
State Licensing
DC

George J Hughes
1667 K ST NW BSMT
WASHINGTON, DC
Specialties
Litigation, Personal Injury, Contracts, Divorce, Probate
Education
Georgetown University,Catholic University
State Licensing
DC

Jason P Green
888 17TH ST NW STE 1000
WASHINGTON, DC
Specialties
Bankruptcy, Probate
Education
Cleveland State University,Miami University of Ohio
State Licensing
DC

Kenneth Braunstein
1133 CONNECTICUT AVE NW OFFICE BLDG
WASHINGTON, DC
Specialties
Personal Injury, Probate
Education
George Washington University National Law Center
State Licensing
DC

Matthew K. Ryan
1667 K ST NW STE 500
WASHINGTON, DC
Specialties
Litigation, Probate, Intellectual Property
Education
University of Miami,Vanderbilt University
State Licensing
DC

Christopher Guest
(202) 349-3969
1629 K. St., NW Suite 300
Washington, DC
Specialties
Wills and Probate
Education
Undergraduate : The Johns Hopkins University
Law School : George Washington University
Admitted To Bar : 2002

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Francisca I Otero jr
(202) 842-9300
Suite 720, 1667 K Street Nw
Washington, DC
Specialties
Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law, Tax, Corporate
Education
American University,University of Virginia
State Licensing
DC, Virginia

Robert S Bullock
(202) 452-0000
1800 M ST NW OFFICE BLDG
WASHINGTON, DC
Specialties
Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship, Employment
Education
Lafayette College,University of Pennsylvania
State Licensing
DC

Julia Erin Richardson
(843) 534-4124
1101 New York Ave Nw Ste 1100
Washington, DC
Specialties
Probate, Insurance
Education
Georgetown University Law Center
State Licensing
Florida

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Q: I have created and revised my wills in the past. The issue is that, as a single person, I'm having trouble finding an executor for my will. I don't trust my sister to carry out my instructions and, sadly, I also don't believe my parents would be good either. Other than friends, are there any other options for establishing an executor for your will? I want to make sure I get someone who will carry out my instructions without bias, self-interest, greed or questions. If there aren't any options, what would you suggest given the scenario?

 

I commend you for your foresight in both creating and updating your will. Your advance planning now will likely save your intended beneficiaries time, confusion and angst in the future. As you believe your sister or parents might not be appropriate executors for your will, you still need to choose someone whom you can trust to carry out your wishes. I recommend making sure your selection is amenable to the designation in advance, as this can be a time consuming responsibility.

You have ruled out friends and business associates, so I suggest a reputable lawyer or accountant would be the best solution for you. If your will is complex, there is the added benefit of those professionals’ familiarity with tax, probate and business administration issues. As you are aware, the executor must satisfy any debts owing from your estate, administer appropriate tax filings and estate returns and ensure that your asset distribution plan is followed to the extent most feasible. And while a family member might agree to administer your estate without taking a fee, an executor, in particular when a professional is so designated, is entitled to and will expect to be paid for their services. I suggest you address the parameters of that compensation at the time the executor is designated.

If you still want someone closer to you involved, you can designate co-executors (such as your family member/friend/business associate) and the lawyer/accountant. Finally, I also suggest choosing an alternate executor so that your probate can proceed more smoothly in the event your original executor appointment (if not co-executors) is unable to act as an executor at your death. While a probate court in the absence of an executor may choose an administrator for your estate, this of course lessens your control over ensuring that your wishes are followed as closely as possible.

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DISCLAIMER: This publication is distributed with the understanding that it does not constitute legal advice or establish an attorney/client relationship by way of any information contained herein. The information provided is for general purposes only, as readers are advised to consult with a qualified lawyer regarding the specifics of their particular circumstances.


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