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Deborah Nelson Arthur

Estate planning Attorney at Springfield, VA

4.8   39 reviews
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1982
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Deborah N. Arthur, Attorney-at-Law, has built a long-standing reputation in the Fairfax County, Virginia community for being an attorney with a drive for success. Earning her B.S. in Business Administration from George Mason University in 1977, she continued her education, earning her J.D. from George Mason University in 1982, after spending two years at the Department of Justice. Since then, Mrs. Arthur has assisted those in need of legal representation in matters concerning divorce, bankruptcy, personal injury, family law, and estate matters. So, what separates Mrs. Arthur from the crowd?

 

She understands that bad things sometimes happen to good people. That's why she will listen to your case objectively, then provide you with an open and honest legal perspective on your situation. With 40 years of experience as an attorney, Deborah Arthur is prepared to go the distance for you. Why settle for anything less?

 

Deborah Arthur has lived in Northern Virginia all of her life. She is married and has one married daughter, Rebecca L Evans, who is a graduate of Immanuel Christian School in North Springfield, West Springfield High School, and George Mason University.  Mrs. Evans is a graduate of the law school at George Mason University and the owner of the Law Office of Rebecca L Evans.

Mrs. Arthur is an active church member at Calvary Road Baptist Church.  She volunteers in both chldren's ministry and women's ministry.

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Deborah Arthur and her daughter, Rebecca Evans, two attorneys working together as a mother/daughter team

Location

Law Office of Rebecca L Evans
7411 Alban Station Ct
Suite B264
Springfield, VA, 22150

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Posted by Katherine | January 13, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Revocable Living Trust Package
Debbie made the estate process so easy. She is very friendly and patience. We didn't feel rushed and pushed and helped us go through every step of the way. We are very happy with her excellent results. Thanks, Debbie.
Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied client
It can be extremely daunting to complete documents related to estate planning and Deborah was very patient with me. She answered all of my questions and helped me get through the entire process. I'm thankful to have found her and highly recommend her services.
Posted by JAMES | September 27, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
RECOMMENDATION
The process of updating our will and Trust at the Law Office of Rebecca L. Evans Sept 2023 was enlightening friendly, and liberating. Comfortable access to time for all meetings The meeting was congenial and had a home-like atmosphere Communication was understandable reducing the Law language to everyday language The preparation of Documents with regard to time was exceptional. It was more like Deborah Arthur waiting for me more than I was waiting for her. I am more than delighted to use their Law service when needed. You have my recommendation 100% James Kolakoski
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2023
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Will is now in place!
Had my will and other documents prepared by Ms. Arthur. She was very thorough explaining details and options and I am glad that these documents are now in place. I am comfortable reaching out to Ms. Arthur if I have any future questions. Comfortable and satisfying experience...everyone in the office is welcoming and kind.
Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Legal Advice; Will, POA, etc.
As a elderly widow and after my husband's death, I began taking steps to get my affairs in order, beginning with a new Will. I thoroughly searched for an attorney who I could feel confident about, one who would offer expert advice and guide me through the process of identifying my needs and preparation of legal documents. Thankfully, I found Debbie. She handled everything with utmost attention to detail. Her knowledge, experience, and compassion were all immediately obvious during my first visit with her. Before finalizing my documents, illness made it impossible for me to continue working with Debbie for a few month. She stayed in touch, offering to do anything she could do for me, including coming to the hospital to accommodate me. Debbie is a truly amazing lady and an exceptional attorney. I highly recommend her to others who need an across-the-board exceptional attorney. Also, her support staff is very friendly and made me feel completely comfortable upon my arrival.
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Posted by R.L. | July 18, 2023
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Estate planning
Everything went as expected. I was extremely satisfied with the outcome. R.L. Duling
Posted by Bambi | May 28, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
New to Estate Planning
Deborah was a delight to work with to get my estate planning done in a reasonable length of time. Our first meeting was very informative. I explained the concerns I had regarding specific family members and their tendency to take advantage of individuals that are of age or illness. Deborah took the time to explain the many resources I had to protect myself as well as protect my parents. In addition, she provided all the needed documents in detail with her prices. I appreciated knowing the financial commitment ahead of time. That made it much easier for me to finance. Deborah also had various ways we could contact her and conduct business with her. She always responded to questions within 24 hours. All the documents were spot on to the information I provided to her. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by Lauren | March 22, 2023
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Wonderful Experience
Debbie was just wonderful to work with. She helped me set up estate documents, listened to my needs and was thorough, timely and efficient!
Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Helped to establish with Living Will.
Deborah was very good explaining the options and the difference between a Will and Trust and that I was able to make an informed decision on which would be best for me.
Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2023
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Review of Deborah Arthur
Deborah and her office staff and other lawyers are excellent. I was recently divorced and was going in for an operation within a week of contacting her office. I needed a new Will, Financial Power of Attorney, and Medical Advance Directive. Deborah talked to me on the phone and took all my information and drafted the documents and I met at her office all within three days of our first contact. She and her staff were very kind and understanding. I was wearing a surgical mask due to my having surgery within the next week and they all kind enough and offered to wear a mask if I wished. I would highly recommend Deborah for anyone requiring legal services for Wills, Estates and Trusts.
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Posted by Bill | August 28, 2022
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5 stars +
Anyone needing an attorney for estate planning and related legal work, (and that's all of us), my experience with Debbie Arthur and the law office of Rebecca Evans could not have been better. They were true to their word in recommending, and then, producing the needed documents. It was clear that they were well experienced and knowledgeable . They attended to the needs of my individual situation and provided advice about those needs. They also were able to finda colleague of Ms. Arthur's in Florida to assist in preparation of a Florida based housing transfer issue. In all my interactions with Ms. Arthur, her manner that was very well balanced between the formal task before us and a relaxing demeanor which helped make a potentially anxious situation feel very comfortable. Lastly, their fees were very fair, and they did not try to sell me on anything that I did not need. My advice: Try them, you'll be very glad you did.
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Posted by Mairin | July 30, 2022
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Will update
I am well into my senior years and I needed to reupdate my will, which I felt my previous attorney's update had left seriously lacking. After a search for local attorneys who do wills my daughter and I chose Deborah Nelson Arthur. I doubt we could have made a better choice.
Posted by Melissa | July 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
We really enjoyed working with Ms. Arthur and her Team. From our initial consultation through finally signing the necessary documents, she was clear in her explanations and instructions and answered all of our questions satisfactorily. She also did a lot of preliminary preparation so that we felt confident following through with the entire process that did take some time to complete. We would use her services again.
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2022
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Slam dunk
Debbie knew precisely what we needed to avoid probate and executed perfectly. Highly recommended.
Posted by Patricia | July 26, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney for estate planning!
Deborah was always concise, professional, and helpful in guiding me to preparation of my will which I've had on my "to do" list for decades. A friend for whom Deborah had earlier prepared a will, recommended Deborah, and I could not be more pleased with the results. I highly recommend Deborah who also helped me also with QDRO questions. Deborah's staff was equally as helpful and pleasant.
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Posted by Victoria | April 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
I absolutely recommend Deborah Arthur for your estate planning needs
Working with Deborah was the best experience I have had. I contacted her to discuss a trust vs. a will and provided excellent advice. From beginning to end - the process was efficient and I did not have any questions on the date I signed all my documents. She provided advice on estate issues I did not even contemplate. I have been wanting to "button up" my estate affairs for years and she made it happen!
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Posted by Dee | April 12, 2022
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Great Team,
I was looking for a Lawyer to help me with estate planning. After thorough research I found Deborah. The Law Firm had personable atmosphere and she asked me to call her Deb. Wow, that made me feel like I already knew her. She kept in contact answering all of my questions in a short time frame. She made me really think about how I want my estate to be handled if something happened to me. All around excellent service from Deb and her team. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing estate planning. 5 STAR SERVICE!
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2022
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Fantastic Estate Lawyer
I contacted Attorney Deborah Arthur because me and my husband wanted the following documents prepared: A Will and Testament, Advance Directive, Power of Attorney and Transfer of Deed. We didn't know what to expect during the consultation meeting, but after a couple of minutes, we felt very comfortable talking with Attorney Deborah Arthur. We knew after the consultation visit that we wanted Deborah to prepare our documents. She answered all of our questions and gave us advice on matters that we were unaware of. All of the documents that were prepared for me and my husband are very thorough. The process from the consultation visit, to the drafted documents to the final drafts moved along in a timely matter. We are very pleased with our final documents.
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Posted by Rob | August 19, 2019
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OMG! She's THE BEST!!! So glad I hired her
She did my bankruptcy case. She was fantastic! She knows her stuff! Love her! Thanks Deb!!!
Posted by Ken | July 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
If you need to file for bankruptcy, you can't do better than Deborah!
Deborah was the absolute best choice I made in this awful process of bankruptcy. At no point did she make me feel bad, but talked to me in a way that made me feel good about my decision; calming my fears and easing the pain. She held my hand through the whole process, making it clear what documents were needed and constantly explaining the process. On the big day in front of the clerk, she was by my side, making sure everything was taken care of. I only needed to bring my IDs, along with my trust in her. I would highly recommend Ms. Arthur to anyone who needs a lawyer and a friend to guide them through this process.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Rebecca L Evans
  • 2021 - Present
  • Women's Ministry Director
  • Calvary Road Baptist Church
  • 2007 - 2018
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Deborah N Arthur
  • 1983 - 2021
  • Attorney and Sole Practitioner
  • Deborah N. Arthur, Attorney at Law
  • 1983 - 2021
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Education

  • George Mason University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • George Mason University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1977

Associations

  • Fairfax Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2010 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • 1982 - Present
  • Northern Virginia Estate Planning Council
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Wills, Trusts and Estates Section
  • 2012 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

Publications

  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Child Custody, Child Support, and Cases Involving Domestic Abuse
  • 2013
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Exploring Custody, Visitation, and Support Issues
  • 2012
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Getting a Divorce Case Off on the Right Foot
  • 2012
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Common and Not So Common Family Law Issues and Answers
  • 2009
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Finance 101 for Family Law Practitioners
  • 2009
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Tips and Traps When Consulting with the Elder Law Client
  • 2008
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Ethical Issues When Dealing with the Children of Elder Law Clients
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Fairfax Bar Association, Law Related Education Committee
  • Court your volunteer
  • 2016
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Law Related Education Committee
  • Court Tour Volunteer
  • 2014
  • Advanced Issues in Divorce
  • Child Custody, Child Support and Cases Involving Domestic Abuse, with sub-topics of Assisted Reproduction, Custody & Visitation Rights of Non-Biological Parents, Relocation Issues, and other such issues
  • 2013
  • Handling Divorce Cases from Start to Finish
  • Exploring Custody, Visitation and Support Issues
  • 2012
  • Handling Divorce Cases from Start to Finish
  • Getting a Divorce Case Off on the Right Foot
  • 2012
  • Motions Conciliation Program CLE
  • Conciliation in the Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court
  • 2010
  • Family Law from A to Z
  • Common and Not So Common Family Law Issues and Answers
  • 2009
  • Family Law from A to Z
  • Finance 101 for Family Law Practitioners
  • 2009
  • Estate, Financial and Health Care Planning for Elder Clients
  • Tips and Traps When Consulting with the Elder Client
  • 2008
  • Estate, Financial and Health Care Planning for Elder Clients
  • Ethical Issues when Dealing with the Children of Elder Clients
  • 2008
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked for this attorney, both as a law clerk and now as an Associate Attorney. She is well versed in multiple areas of law, including bankruptcy, estate planning, and family law matters. I would highly recommend her to any clients seeking out legal advice in any of those areas."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Springfield Estate planning Lawyer Deborah Nelson Arthur
Deborah Nelson Arthur
Estate planning Attorney
Springfield, VA
Licensed for 41 years