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Kyle L. Epting Esq.

Probate Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 10 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 12 years
    Virginia - VA 13 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Kyle

Learn Kyle’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    35%
    I draft estate plans, including wills, financial powers of attorney, medical powers of attorney/advance medical directives, and trusts for clients in all stages of life.

  2. Probate
    35%
    I help executors and administrators of the estates of deceased friends and family members navigate the difficulties of estate administration. This includes helping with inventories and accountings, proper distribution to beneficiaries, probating irregular or problematic wills, appraising and selling property, dealing with estate creditors, dealing with will contests and dealing with difficult heirs and beneficiaries.

    11 years

  3. Elder law
    30%
    I help clients with mentally incapacitated loved ones become court appointed guardians and conservators so that they can make medical and financial decisions for the incapacitated individuals once they are no longer able to do so for themselves. I have worked on cases with individuals with dementia, schizophrenia, developmental disorders, bi-polar and other mental illnesses. I have also worked on cases to stop financial exploitation of the elderly.

    11 years

Kyle L. Epting, Esq. is an attorney experienced in the areas of Estate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning, and Elder Law, including Guardianships and Conservatorships. He is licensed in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland. Kyle works with clients in the above areas of practice, from simple matters requiring basic guidance to clients, to complex matters requiring negotiations and litigation with third parties.

Kyle's approach with clients is to be responsive, empathetic and reasonable to guide clients through the often difficult and emotionally taxing process of preparing for their passing or managing the affairs of a deceased or incapacitated loved one. The legal and practical processes of estate planning, probate and trust administration, and guardianships and conservatorships can be daunting for clients, many of whom have never been involved with the legal system or worked with attorneys. Kyle's experience allows him to help clients manage these duties and responsibilities, provide reasoned advice in making difficult decisions, know and explain potential pitfalls in the legal process that laypeople are usually unaware of, and listen carefully to the needs and goals of the client.

Kyle graduated from the George Mason University School of Law in 2010, where he was a member of the trial advocacy team, the school's Law Review, and the Pro Bono Society.

Kyle has been qualified as a guardian ad litem in Virginia since 2015, representing the interests of allegedly incapacitated adults in Guardianship and Conservatorship proceedings.

Kyle is a member of the DC Bar Association and the Arlington County Bar Association. His involvement with the Arlington County Bar Association includes having served as President of the Young Lawyers Section, where he also served as Chair of the Wills for Heroes committee, executing a program providing free estate planning for local police, firefighters, and first responders. He is also a member of the Elder Law Section and Trust and Estates Section and a member of the Arlington County Bar Association Board as Past-President of the Young Lawyers Section. Kyle has also worked with Legal Services of Northern Virginia as a volunteer attorney providing pro bono services to clients with limited financial resources.

Kyle has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star every year from 2017 to present. He graduated from the Leadership Arlington Young Professionals Program in 2016.

Originally from South Carolina, Kyle met his wife while enrolled in law school, and has two young boys who keep him busy and entertained in his personal life. Kyle also volunteers with The Witt Black Music Foundation, providing free guitar lessons to underprivileged and at-risk children in the community.​

Kyle’s Legal Experience:

Probate Administration:​

​Providing counsel to personal representatives administering estates in Virginia, District of Columbia, and Maryland.

Drafting and presenting petitions to open probate, petition to probate copy of lost will, petitions for power of sale and related fiduciary powers, petition for probate with jurisdictional conflict issues and deceased will witnesses for will without self-proving affidavit, petition for probate with multiple wills (including improperly executed wills), petition for probate of writing intended as a will, petition to replace administrators of estate, and requests for debts and demands hearings and orders of distribution.

Helping personal representatives manage complex probate estates, including insolvent estates, estates with ongoing businesses (including business entity restructuring within the estate), estates with multiple and foreign heirs/beneficiaries, estates requiring ancillary administration in other jurisdictions, estate requiring curatorship, estates requiring finding witnesses and acquiring their testimony to prove wills without a self-proving affidavit, estates with complex accountings (including investment portfolios, stocks, CDs, multiple nested businesses, and insolvent estates with statutory pro-rata disbursement requirements).​

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Trust Administration:

Guiding clients with compliance with the Uniform Trust Act, other statutes and case law, and obligations of the trust agreement.

Preparing and sending required notices to beneficiaries.

Drafting and negotiating Non-Judicial Settlement Agreements to resolve ambiguities in trust instruments and resolve disagreements among trustees and beneficiaries regarding the administration of the trust.

Preparing Instrument of Merger to combine trusts for ease of administration.

Guiding trustees in the distribution of trust assets and acquiring receipts and releases from beneficiaries to protect the trustee from legal liability.

Elder Law:​

Attorney for guardianship and conservatorship cases, including contested cases.

Attorney for contested conservatorship cases involving overseas internet and phone scammer exploitation, including the drafting of a successful preliminary injunction motion to freeze bank accounts to prevent ongoing exploitation while litigation was pending.

Attorney in contested guardianship matter, successfully trying case to appoint guardian over schizophrenic respondent.

Negotiating favorable resolutions in contested guardianship and conservatorship matters, both as petitioner’s and as respondent’s counsel.

Drafting and successfully presenting petition to appoint substitute guardian and back-up guardians upon death of previous guardian.​

Acting as guardian ad litem, including cases involving schizophrenics (two contested and one tried), alleged elder exploitation, adults with various other mental illnesses, minors nearing their eighteenth birthday, modification of guardianship, termination of guardianship, and substitution of guardian and conservator.​

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Estate Planning:

​Providing Wills, Advance Medical Directives/Medical Powers of Attorney, Financial Powers of Attorney, and Trusts for clients.

Guiding clients through their Estate Planning needs, including assessments of capacity for clients to ensure that their documents will be enforceable.

 

 

 

Location

Epting Law
1020 19th Street NW
Suite 510
Washington, DC, 20007

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Reviews

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Posted by Dee | March 20, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Legal Guidance
Working with Kyle Epting and the team at Epting Law PLLC was an exceptional experience. Mr. Epting’s depth of knowledge, combined with his kindness and straightforward approach, made the process much easier for me. Despite the inherent stress, he consistently put me at ease, guiding me through each step with professionalism and care. Additionally, Mr. Epting was incredibly attentive and responsive, promptly addressing all of my questions and concerns. I highly recommend Kyle Epting and Epting Law PLLC for anyone in need of legal services.
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Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great estate planning experience with Kyle
Our financial advisor Nathan Garcia provided referral to Kyle Epting to review our estate planning legal documents. We took the opportunity to have my mom participate so we both updated several legal documents. Kyle was exceptional and helped guide us to additions and subtractions from prior documents. Kyle was willing to drive to a convenient meeting place which helped with the commute time picking up my mom and joining Kyle and Nathan in Columbia, MD. Kyle’s use of DocuSign made it simple to complete an engagement letter to start work immediately and he answered all our questions in preparation for document review and then additional questions during the review. Kyle had timely follow up which provided an overall great experience to know we have our legal documents updated and executed. Great job Kyle! Barrett
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Cost

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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Epting Law PLLC
  • 2021 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Elder and Disability Law Center
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Partner
  • Arlington Law Group
  • 2013 - 2020
  • Associate
  • Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Arlington Law Group
  • 2010 - 2012
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Education

  • George Mason University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2010
  • University of Florida
  • B.S.
  • 2007

Associations

  • Arlington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • DC Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2019

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Trust and Estates Section Meeting
  • Rafalko v. Georgiadis: The Effects on No-Contest Clauses in Virginia Trusts
  • 2016
  • GMUSL CLE Presentation
  • George Mason University School of Law 16th Annual Ethics Update
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse Kyle
Probate Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kyle is extremely hard-working, knowledgeable, and truly cares about his clients. I fully endorse this lawyer!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Kyle Epting for employment litigation. Kyle will take the time to fully understand the facts and issues in your specific case, and he will proactively and aggressively pursue your claim. You can count on him to keep you informed at each stage of your case, and I have been consistently impressed with his candor and diligence. Kyle also has a great support team at Arlington Law Group. If you have an employment claim in Virginia, Maryland or Washington, D.C., Kyle should be the first attorney you call."
Bankruptcy and debt
Washington Probate Lawyer Kyle L. Epting Esq.
Kyle L. Epting Esq.
Probate Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 13 years