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
John Laster is a lawyer licensed to practice in Virginia, Maryland, and the District... more
John Laster is a lawyer licensed to practice in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. He limits his practice to wealth transfer planning, trusts, wills, powers of attorney, healthcare decision issues, estate administration, estate taxes, elder law, and disability concerns. An AV PreeminentTM Peer Review RatedSM attorney by Martindale-Hubbell , John is listed in The Best Lawye... 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
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
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.
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.