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Jennifer D. Kahl

Estate planning Attorney at Yorktown, VA

5.0   27 reviews

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About Jennifer

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I started working in geriatrics when I was 18 years old. I began as an activities coordinator at an assisted living facility and later received my certified nursing assistant license. These credentials landed me several jobs in hospitals and care communities while I attended college and law school. When deciding what area to practice after law school, elder law was the natural choice.

To me, elder law is all about family. It is everything you might do to prepare yourself and your family for a time when you are incapacitated or deceased. These are sensitive, personal decisions that need to be met with compassion and understanding. If illness or death has already occurred, I focus my efforts on protecting your assets and administering your estate as smoothly and quickly as possible. I find this work both intellectually and emotionally satisfying.

When I’m not at the office, I’m busy being “Mom.” With three little kids, life at the Kahl Residence is never boring. Some of our favorite activities include riding bikes, hosting backyard cookouts, and serving our church family. We work hard and we play hard. I have been blessed with many good things in my life, and my goal to help you take care of the good things in yours.

Licensed for 7 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 12/27/2022

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The Heritage Law Group
1700 George Wash. Mem. Hwy.
Suite D
Yorktown, VA, 23693
The Heritage Law Group
430 McLaws Cir.
Williamsburg, VA, 23185
The Heritage Law Group
6558 Main Street, Suite 2
The Morgan Building
Gloucester, VA, 23061
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Posted by Jackie | April 20, 2022
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Thank you Attorney Kahl!
Attorney Kahl's services were beyond my expectation. She is thoughtful, wise, thorough, of good counsel, professional and extremely understanding. To sum it up, She and her team were a blessing to me during a time when I had to make crucial decisions. She provided options and guided me to a point where I was at peace. Attorney Kahl is a godsend. I have already recommended her to my Physician Assistant who has thank me over and over as she is also delighted with the services she received. I will continue to recommend Attorney Kahl to family and friends!
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Posted by Robert | February 22, 2022
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Trust amendment
We needed to amend our living trust and Attorney Kahl was responsive and we had our trust amendment in less than 30 days. I highly recommend Attorney Kahl.
Posted by John | October 20, 2021
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Estate Planning
Attorney Kahl has worked with our family for several years and we are so pleased with her knowledge and empathy. She helped us with my mother, who had to enter a nursing home and meet the qualifications for Medicaid. She helped with my in-laws who did not have any estate planning documents in order, and because of their declining heath, needed to assign their daughter to be able to manage their health and estate. Finally, she helped my wife and I put together our estate planning documents because we did not want our adult children to have to go through the stress of not having the proper documents to manage our estate when the time comes. We cannot thank Attorney Kahl enough for her compassionate guidance and knowledge of what needed to be done to complete three very different and unique legal scenarios.
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Posted by Gary | December 16, 2020
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Estate documents
Our family used Attorney Jennifer Kahl of the Heritage Law Group for some estate work this past year - establishing trusts and the required documents. It was a very pleasant and professional experience throughout. Attorney Kahl was very knowledgeable, very responsive, and overall a very good value for the work they performed. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2020
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Excellent experience with estate planning
Counselor Kahl and her paralegal Timi Galoppo were courteous and professional. They listened to our concerns and answered our questions very clearly. They also brought up many issues concerning our medical directives, powers of attorney, and wills that we had not considered. The documents were ready when promised and the turn-around time was short. Our experience with all members of the staff was very positive. We highly recommend this attorney.
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Posted by Kerry | June 18, 2019
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Medicaid Qualification
Jennifer and Timi did an excellent job of guiding me through how to get my wife qualified for long term care Medicaid. Always kept me in the loop and very friendly to deal with!
Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2018
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estate attorney
excellent experience in difficult situation,also paralegal Timi Galoppo was very helpful, thank you both.
Posted by Joan | June 12, 2018
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Last Will and Testament.
Mrs. Kahl was hired to re-write my Will after the death of my brother. She was able to inform me of things that I did not think of while undertaking the re-write. She was very informative, and knowledgeable, and very easy to talk with.
Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2018
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Estate, Title Transfer of timeshare
Jennifer and her staff were very efficient, conscientious of time and money, accessible and diligent. We had a family estate issue with a timeshare and Mrs. Kahl knew exactly what steps we needed to take to get the timeshare transferred and disposed of properly. We did all of this over the phone and computer as we live in another state. She has high integrity and is honest. Highly recommend her and her staff.
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Posted by Herb | September 29, 2017
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Knowledgeable, helpful & responsive for elder law issues
Reviewed medical, estate & end of life arrangements. Prepared improved advance directive & HIPPA documents. Actually made house call which was blessing. Good service & reasonable cost.
Posted by Amy | July 25, 2017
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Excellent professional service
Attorney Kahl is courteous and professional. Her knowledge of estates, wills and trusts was most helpful to my parents and me. Because of her advice and hard work with their finances, my father has been able to stay in his home with my mother and the help of caregivers.
Posted by Raymond | April 29, 2017
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Mother's Estate Planning Documents
Jennifer met with my mother and I and reviewed our current documents. She provided us with alot of information we did not know and made the proper recommendations to help my mother with her estate planning. She allowed my mother flexible payment options as well. Jennifer was always available to contact with questions or concerns. She explains things very throughly and easy to understand. Jennifer prepared several legal documents for my mother that will ensure she is well cared for and honors her wishes. Jennifer's background in working with the elderly is unique in my opinion for a attorney. She has worked in facilities for the elderly and has had alot of interaction with older people. She understands what is involved in caring for a elderly person and the problems that present a challenge. Jennifer was always very patient and respectful with my mother. She even came to our home and did the final signings of the documents, so my mother who suffers from chronic pain could be more comfortable. In my opinion, Jennifer is the "Total Package" if you are looking for an attorney who specializes in estate and elder law issues. Her background, education and personality are wonderful for this type of law. My mother and I chose Jennifer to ask for legal help among several lawyers we were referred to because we believed she was uniquely qualified to help us with my mom's estate planning. We could not have made a better choice in asking Jennifer for help. My mother and I feel very fortunate we found Attorney Jennifer Kahl and have had such a positive experience. It should also be noted she has wonderful support staff to work with as well. My mother still has one more legal issue that has to be addressed. My mother and I will of course ask Jennifer for help with this issue as well. Attorney Jennifer Kahl has our highest recommendation. If I could give her more than 5 stars I would surely do so. Her Avvo rating should be a "10".
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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2017
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Revocable family trust
I was trustee of a revocable family trust whose grantors had passed on. A complication was that I live out-of-state. Furthermore, I had no knowledge of legal matters and this was my first exerience with a trust. I needed a capable and patient attorney, and Jennifer D. Kahl ably filled that role.
Posted by Jan | March 13, 2017
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Estate Planning
Jennifer was extremely helpful getting my parents documents in order. Unfortunately, my father passed away prior to the documents' finalization. She was very helpful getting everything switched over to my mother and set up for the future. I would recommend Jennifer to anyone! She was very patient and willing to answer any questions we had.
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Posted by Albert | February 22, 2017
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Estate planning
Jennifer did a great job in helping update our estate and medical documents after we moved to VA and combined our household to live with our daughter. She also helped to update our daughter's estate planning documents to account for the new shared living arrangement with us.
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2017
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Estate planning
Jennifer did an excellent job helping me to get my legal affairs in order following my husband's death. She provided everything need to give me peace of mind knowing that I have taken care of the legal aspects. She was very thorough, professional and pleasant.
Posted by Robert | February 3, 2017
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Power of Attorney
Ms. Kahn provided an exceptional experience in preparing a power of attorney for my mother. She explained everything in great detail and we were well taken care of throughout the process.
Posted by Richard | September 26, 2016
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Parent's Estate Processing
Jennifer did a great job in guiding me (executor) through the estate closure process of my parents. The process is confusing even when all goes smoothly. In this case, due to circumstances beyond our control, the process was even more difficult. She did a great job in both preparing the needed documents and in advising me of the steps I should take to resolve the issues that were unique to my case. I highly recommend Jennifer.
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Posted by Janet | September 24, 2016
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Estate Planning Package
We were very satisfied with Mrs. Kahl. She was very professional and very patient. She thoroughly explained all the issues and answered every question and concern. We never felt the slightest bit rushed. We also appreciate that our package included a certificate for a free one-hour consultation for our representatives. I actually have already recommended her services to friends and family.
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Posted by Wayne | September 23, 2016
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Put me at ease during a significant transaction
I was served by Ms. Kahl because she succeeded the lawyer who drew up my will circa 2003. I had dramatic life changes in a dozen years -- divorce, remarriage, becoming a grandparent -- and it was time to update my will. Ms. Kahl was professional and pleasant and I felt at ease during a significant transaction. Thank you.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • The Heritage Law Group
  • 2015 - Present
  • Intern
  • Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Summer Associate
  • Cooper, Spong & Davis, P.C.
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Intern
  • Elder Law Clinic
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Clerk
  • Eighth District Court of Utah
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Writing Fellow
  • College Of William & Mary Law School
  • 2012 - 2015
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Education

  • William & Mary Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010
  • Utah State University
  • Associate
  • 2007

Associations

  • Greater Peninsula Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Newport News Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Department of Veteran's Affairs
  • Authorized to Practice
  • 2016 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • York-Poquoson Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Order of the Barristers
  • Order of the Barristers
  • 2015
  • Outstanding Law Student Award
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • NAPFA Continuing Education Seminar
  • Medicaid Planning for Financial Professionals
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (8)
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Probate Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Kahl is an excellent attorney. She has high ethical standards, is knowledgeable, and cares deeply about her clients. I am happy to endorse her."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Kahl truly cares about her clients and the community. She is passionate about her work and she is very thorough. She is caring and very approachable, while also being highly professional. I endorse this attorney."
Elder law Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Jennifer Kahl is one of the most impressive attorneys with whom I have been privileged to work. She is excellent at communicating with clients, is very detailed, knows her practice areas, and is easy to work with. Clients I have referred to her have let me know how pleased they were with her assistance."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer Attorney Kahl is an extremely bright and hardworking attorney. She is very knowledgeable about her fields of practice and eager to help her clients."
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Yorktown Estate planning Lawyer Jennifer D. Kahl
Jennifer D. Kahl
Estate planning Attorney
Yorktown, VA
Licensed for 7 years