Over the past 98 years, the Oast family has built a unique legal practice of quality... more
Over the past 98 years, the Oast family has built a unique legal practice of quality and distinction. All of the employees currently at Oast Taylor were formerly employed at Oast Hook, and before that, the Oasts share a longstanding history of practicing law. The family began practicing law in 1915 in Portsmouth, Virginia. J. Alden, Edward L. and William H. Oast founded the Oast, Oast ... view profile
John F. Sawyer represents businesses and individuals in federal court and in state... more
John F. Sawyer represents businesses and individuals in federal court and in state courts throughout the Hampton Roads region. He routinely handles guardianship and conservatorship cases as well as will and trust disputes and other fiduciary litigation. He has twice appeared before the Virginia Supreme Court on will and estate cases. He is also certified as a Guardian ad litem for incapac... view profile
Andrew H. “Andy” Hook is the president of Hook Law Center, where he practices in the... more
Andrew H. “Andy” Hook is the president of Hook Law Center, where he practices in the areas of elder law, estate and trust administration, estate, tax, retirement and financial planning, long-term care planning, asset protection planning, special needs planning, business succession planning and personal injury settlement consulting.
Stephen Taylor earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of... more
Stephen Taylor earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of Richmond School of Law, where he served as Allen Chair Editor of the University of Richmond Law Review. He was a member of the John Marshall Inn of Court and was inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society. Stephens primary practice areas include Elder Law, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Esta... view profile
Brian Boys brings his professionalism and significant legal skills to his clients... more
Brian Boys brings his professionalism and significant legal skills to his clients and our community. Brians primary practice areas include Elder Law, Estate Planning, Estate and Trust Administration, Guardianships and Conservatorships, Special Needs Planning, and Personal Injury Settlement Consulting and Litigation in support of each of these areas. Brian is also qualified to serve as a guardia... view profile
Brad Brickhouse adds significant talent to the Oast Taylor team and shows his... more
Brad Brickhouse adds significant talent to the Oast Taylor team and shows his commitment to our community by serving every client with a clear focus of their personal goals in mind. His primary areas of practice include Elder Law, Guardianships and Conservatorships, Financial Abuse, Estate and Trust Disputes, and Will Contests.
When a person is too young to make decisions or is incapacitated and can no longer care for their own interests, guardian law allows the court to appoint someone to make legal and welfare decisions for them. A legal guardian may be appointed as a limited decision-maker or an all-purpose decision-maker. For example, children whose parents are divorcing often have limited legal guardians help decide custody issues. Nursing home residents may need a general legal guardian to make all their welfare decisions for them. Guardianship lawyers advise you about the appropriate legal guardianship for your particular circumstances. They also help with guardianship forms and other legal paperwork, and represent the guardian once one is appointed.