Samuel W. Meekins Jr., a former President of the firm, has been with Wolcott River... more
Samuel W. Meekins Jr., a former President of the firm, has been with Wolcott River for over 30 years. During that time he has been principally involved in criminal and civil litigation. He has been the recipient of many awards and honors including selection as a Legal Elite for civil litigation, selection as a Virginia Super Lawyer in 2010 and 2011, and achieving an AV designation from Martinda... view profile
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
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
C. Arthur Robinson II has practiced since 1985 concentrating in various matters... more
C. Arthur Robinson II has practiced since 1985 concentrating in various matters involving Taxation, including estate planning, estate and trust administration as well as many areas of business and corporate law. He has acted as an advisor to manycorporations both business and non-profit. Mr. Robinson is a native of Norfolk and a graduate of Norfolk Collegiate. He is also a ... 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.
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.
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
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.