Everyone needs some form of estate planningwhether youre starting a family or... more
Everyone needs some form of estate planningwhether youre starting a family or retiringa comprehensive estate and asset protection plan allows you to make important decisions about your finances, family and health care during your lifetime.
In addition to numerous Bar positions, Ms. Scott engages in community service... more
In addition to numerous Bar positions, Ms. Scott engages in community service activities. She also serves on nonprofit Boards in Virginia and is a past officer of the Parents Council of Washington, serving the D.C. metropolitan area.
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.