Spencer is married with one daughter and one son. Spencer attended Randolph-Macon... more
Spencer is married with one daughter and one son. Spencer attended Randolph-Macon College for his undergraduate degree and Widener University School of Law for his Juris Doctorate degree. Spencer focuses his practice on Estates, Trusts, Elder Law & Business Law and is a frequent speaker and continuing education instructor on related topics. Outside work, his hobbies include camping, snowboa... view profile
Scott Golightlys path to becoming a lawyer was not one typically traveled. Before... more
Scott Golightlys path to becoming a lawyer was not one typically traveled. Before pursuing his law degree, Scott spent time as a mechanical engineering student, a professional bowler, a licensed Realtor, a substitute teacher and math tutor. In his mid-twenties, Scott began to pursue a career as a lawyer, enrolling at Christopher Newport University (CNU) to study political science and gover... view profile
John L. Lumpkins, Jr.represents clients in estate and trust administration and... more
John L. Lumpkins, Jr.represents clients in estate and trust administration and related litigation; business formation, acquisition and sales; business-related litigation; bankruptcy; and real estate transactions and litigation. John was born in Richmond, Virginia and grew up in a town just northeast of Richmond, Mechanicsville. He graduated from Benedictine High School, and then earned a ba... 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.