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Deborah Nelson Arthur

Estate planning Attorney at Springfield, VA

4.7   30 reviews

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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
Licensed for 40 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 1982
Updated 12/27/2022

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Posted by James | July 19, 2017
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bankruptcy and debt
My case was handled by Deborah nelson Arthur .I am very pleased with everything she did and with the out come.
Posted by Irene | June 28, 2017
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Terrific, quick and knowledgeable
I found Deborah as the result of basically searching for an Attorney online. I have never made such a good decision in my life! Deborah walks you through everything and is very honest and loaded with integrity. She helped me through a very trying time in my life and I could not be more grateful or pleased. Thank you Deborah!!
Posted by Ryan | March 22, 2017
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Grateful Client
As a very satisfied and elated client I would like to thank my attorney Ms. Deborah Arthur for her excellent support. Ms. Arthur walked me through my bankruptcy process and made me feel very comfortable about it although I was feeling pretty nervous about. She took care of all my queries and made me feel comfortable throughout. She let me know all the important information I needed to understand and Ms. Arthur was extremely attentive and she listened to all my concerns with a great deal of patience. Ms. Arthur’s law firm has a caring approach and they are truly professional. I am truly grateful to have met her and I would definitely recommend her to my associates .
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Posted by LaShonda | March 21, 2017
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Made a difficult process seamless
It was difficult making the decision to file bankruptcy, but Deborah was very kind and patient with our process. She was very clear about what was needed, was easy to get in touch with, and responded many times almost immediately to any questions that arose.
Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2017
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Great Job
I hired Ms. Arthur to assist me on two different legal matters. In both cases, I found her to do a highly competent attorney. She always responded promptly to all my email inquires and kept me informed. Her interpersonal skills helped put me at ease during my legal matters. I highly recommend her.
Posted by DBrown | February 16, 2017
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Highly Recommend
It was truly a blessing for me to find Deborah Arthur during my lawyer search. She was able to set me at ease with her warm demeanor, and is very passionate about her vocation. She is extremely detailed, and leaves no room for ambiguity. You leave her office after your first consultation with a game plan, and list of steps. When we had our meeting of the Creditors (341 Meeting), which is part of the Bankruptcy process. We had the opportunity to listen to the other cases and it almost seem that the other lawyers and clients were disorganized. This actually led to a few cases needing to be rescheduled. I realized at that point the reason why Deborah made sure she had everything in before our case and that we had everything checked off a week before our case was going to be presented to the trustee. When our case was called up the Trustee immediately thank Deborah for having everything in and being so organized. The Trustee asked me a few questions and I was done! Deborah is just fantastic, super proactive, and just a wonderful person. I highly recommend her you and will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Phil | February 15, 2017
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Professional, Diligent and Personalized Attention
I called Deborah out of need and she agreed to see me. We met in her office and reviewed my case. Deb spent a lot of time combing through my information. We met in her office several times and spoke over the phone several times. After filing the documentation onto the state web page, she went with me to the Court and represented me. I am very impressed with her professionalism, empathy during my time of need and the time she took with me. I am highly recommending her.
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Posted by Chris | December 20, 2016
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Excellent Estate Planning Service (highly recommended)
I recently hired Deborah Arthur's office to assist me with estate planning and with formulating a living revocable trust, medical directive and other relevant legal planning documents. I worked mostly with Attorney Rebecca Evans and she was highly professional and very easy to work with during the entire process. The service she delivered in formulating a plan and drafting all the legal documents necessary was top notch. After a couple of iterations, all the paperwork was concluded in less than two weeks time - even with some last minute adjustments. Ms. Evans was able to walk me through the entire process from beginning to end under a very short period of time during the holiday season; moreover, she and her office staff were extremely friendly in terms of handling all my requests and making me feel at home. Based on my experience with this law firm's services, the staff and attorneys are very approachable and friendly - this is important in helping put a client at ease. Also, I would recommend to any woman requiring legal service to consider consulting with Deborah Arthur's office since in my experience they are highly sensitive to the needs of their clients and try to take every opportunity to put you at ease. Thanks.
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Posted by Nikole | June 2, 2016
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Experienced and Caring Attorney!
Mrs. Arthur is an extremely knowledgable and experienced attorney. She was very patient through the many questions and concerns that we had about filing bankruptcy, and was very thorough in explaining the process. Filing for bankruptcy is a highly overwhelming process. Mrs. Arthur took the time to not rush through things and ensure that the stacks and stacks of documents that we needed for justification were included in our paperwork. She has stayed in touch, even after the filing to ensure that our family is ok and that we are getting back on track. We are actual clients of hers and this is our real experience. If you are considering bankruptcy, I would definitely recommend sitting down with Mrs. Arthur to determine if this is an option for you.
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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
  • Attorney and Sole Practitioner
  • Deborah N. Arthur, Attorney at Law
  • 1983 - 2021
  • Owner
  • Law Office of Deborah N Arthur
  • 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 40 years