Stephen Wills Murphybrings a level of rigor and sophistication to all of his cases,... more
Stephen Wills Murphybrings a level of rigor and sophistication to all of his cases, from drafting simple wills and tax-driven trusts; to handling complex divorce, estate, and property disputes; to forming LLCs and other business entities; to drafting and litigating non-compete agreements. Steve also maintains a site on 20 Frequently Asked Questions on Estate Planning Probate in Virginia... view profile
Charlottesville attorney Mary Ann Barnes received her Bachelor of Arts degree and... more
Charlottesville attorney Mary Ann Barnes received her Bachelor of Arts degree and Paralegal Certificate from James Madison University in 1983. After college, she worked as a Real Estate Paralegal in Charlottesville for a few years before proceeding to law school. In law school, she clerked for Doroshow & Pasquale, a law firm in Wilmington, Delaware. Those years were spent focusing on Workers C... view profile
"Estate" is the legal term used to define your property and money—basically, everything that belongs to you. Estate planning attorneys tell you different strategies you can use to transfer your belongings after you die. By planning your estate, you can maximize its value by minimizing taxes and eliminating court costs and interference. Estate planning attorneys also help you control and protect your estate during your lifetime, by writing documents that allow you to transfer property and money to children, charities, or others in a way you desire.
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