I was born and raised in Fairfax County, VIrginia, but practiced law in the Boston... more
I was born and raised in Fairfax County, VIrginia, but practiced law in the Boston area for 25 years before returning to Northen Virignia in the fall of 2003. I am acitve in several community and non-profit groups, and serve on the board of directors of the Herndon Rotary Club and the Council for the Arts of Herndon.
I have over 10 years of experience in estate and trust administration. I continue to... more
I have over 10 years of experience in estate and trust administration. I continue to be in demand to speak before legal, accounting, and business groups. I am Co-Chair of the Wills, Trusts and Estates Section of the Fairfax Bar Association. I am Secretary of the McLean Estate Planning Council. I am a Member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. I am licensed by the bar associations of... view profile
My journey to the practice of law was not linear. I enjoyed a wonderful career in... more
My journey to the practice of law was not linear. I enjoyed a wonderful career in higher education before deciding to enter the practice of law. Those myriad "real world" experiences and interactions with a range of people and situations have given me the ability to creatively address client concerns. Also, typical of an educator, I care deeply that my clients understand their legal issues and ... view profile
Coming to the Oast Taylor team with valued legal experience, Ms. Smith adds... more
Coming to the Oast Taylor team with valued legal experience, Ms. Smith adds significant skill and talent to our practice. Certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF), she offers clients exceptional legal assistance in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Estate and Trust Administration, Asset Protection Planning, Special Needs Planning, Long-term C... view profile
Rhonda A. Miller is a prominent estate planning and business planning attorney with... more
Rhonda A. Miller is a prominent estate planning and business planning attorney with offices in Northern Virginia and Southern California. Having written hundreds of wills, trusts, business plans, and complex asset protection strategies throughout her career, Rhonda has been providing individuals, small business owners, corporate executives, and retired military officers with comprehensive and p... view profile
The Law Offices of Richard S. Sternberg is dedicated to the principle that bigger is... more
The Law Offices of Richard S. Sternberg is dedicated to the principle that bigger is not always better. Instead, it rests on a tradition that actually antedates the rise of the “mega-firm”-the solo practice. Emulating a country lawyer in a big-city environment allows Mr. Sternberg to provide more individualized service to his clients, and, at the same time, pursue more collegial relations with ... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.