Estate Law Center Podcast - Stewardship of Sisterhood
With the celebration of Mother’s Day this week, certainly a tribute that is memorialized in other fashions throughout the year, stories often come to the forefront of one’s mind that speak to the special bond shared between many a mother and daughter.
As an Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney, I am so thankful for the knowledge imparted – mostly shared by those with wisdom gained from years of practice. Often a combination of knowing...
Estate Planning - Wellness Check Action -
If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions as it relates to Estate Planning in the Commonwealth of Virginia, it may be an indication that having a conversation with your estate planning attorney that includes a discussion about the "wellness check" of your estate planning documents will be well worth the time invested.
Life. Hope. Care. Assets. – The Complete Story
Recently, I was asked to present during a community gathering, addressing two aspects. The first, being what are the most prevalent challenges faced by most of my clients. The second, to talk about what the older adult generation contributes to our community. Here are the summarized comments related to Elder Law & Estate Planning in the Commonwealth of Virginia, April, 2019.
In § 54.1-2983 of the Code of Virginia, USA, the procedure for making an advance directive is set forth. “Any adult capable of making an informed decision may, at any time, make a written advance directive to address any or all forms of health care in the event the declarant is later determined to be incapable of making an informed decision.”
As an estate planning attorney, I am frequently afforded a glimpse into the private lives of clients seeking to prepare for the threshold of death. I...
Estate Law Center Podcast - Senior Swag & Roles in Estate Planning in the Commonwealth of Virginia
It is my hope that no matter the age, each of us can claim an expanded version of some "senior swag" – the ability to realize one’s purpose, the drive to achieve such a calling, and the thankfulness for the surrounding elements that support the purpose.
One may wonder how "senior swag" and estate planning have any correlation at all, and how having gratitude for anything related to estate...
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Traditions & Seven Steps When A Loved One Passes
As an Estate Planning Attorney, I frequently receive the inquiry, “My loved one has passed, now what?” From the view of how to handle the estate of the decedent in the Commonwealth of Virginia, there are specific approaches and those may run concurrent with family traditions. Here are seven basic steps to consider.
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Attorney, Author, & Podcast Host Katherine S. Charapich, Esq. shares perspective on Guardianship, Capacity, and Powers of Attorney of senior adults in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
"When concerned family or friends begin to notice a combination of challenges faced by a loved one, such as: denial of a medical diagnosis, discounting poor living conditions, acts of ignoring financial commitments, not seeking medical treatment when such action is imperative to one's health, inability to...
Roadmap for an Executor in the Commonwealth of Virginia - Seven Steps - July 2018
The call comes late one evening, or early the next morn. Whether a client or an inquiry from a stranger seeking guidance, when I hear the question, “My loved one has passed, now what?”
Estate Law Center Attorney Katherine S. Charapich, Esq. shares insights in seven steps to be aware of as an Executor / Executrix in the Commonwealth of Virginia including: Qualification of Executor / Executrix, Attending the...
Estate Law Center Podcast - Asset Protection & Life Mysteries - Before you face a life-altering event, I encourage you to ask yourself if you have adequately protected your interests and put a plan in place in the event you are no longer able to make decisions for your care. Take a thorough look at what assets are part of your estate. Have you protected and controlled those assets for your benefit and use? Have you set forth the distribution of your assets upon your death in a manner that...
What can be shared is that there was no devise or bequest to any of the children. And, when the nondescript piece of furniture was delivered to the neighbor, inside a drawer was a key with a note attached.
Who would you Trust? Estate planning documents that reflect the beauty of a relationship . . . A husband recognizing the beauty of motherhood, the loveliness in his aging bride, and the desire to make sure she has protective, estate planning documents in place, seems an appropriate tribute that this day and every day is Mother's Day.
The use of a Pet Trust as a part of an Estate Plan may be a good way to provide care for your pets upon death or incapacitation. Attorney Katherine S. Charapich, Esq. shares personal experiences, insights, and reasons to consider adding a Pet Trust to your Estate Plan in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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Attorney, Author, & Podcast Host Katherine S. Charapich, Esq. shares an Uncomfortable Truth about Estate Planning for Newlyweds in the Commonwealth of Virginia....
"The phrase, “To death do us part,” has been a promise frequently found in traditional wedding vows. Perhaps unbeknownst to many, the Commonwealth extends that commitment to a financial obligation that survives death. As uncomfortable as the following information may be, the attempted action of disinheriting a spouse does occur....
Attorney, Author, & Podcast Host Katherine S. Charapich, Esq. shares perspective on the benefits of considering Trusts as part of your Estate Plan in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Protecting your assets for the benefit of your use and distribution per your intent is worth the process of analyzing what estate planning documents as set forth in the Code of Virginia, are advantageous for your protection. Asking questions and investing the time is worth having trust in your estate plan.
As an Estate Planning Attorney, I sit at the feet of heroes daily. These are individuals who, whether they realize it or not, have been like the Samaritan and have stood in the gap for one with wounds, and many have set aside their own plans and ambitions for the care of others. We utilize estate planning documents, and sometimes contracts, to enable these heroes to do good works with authority.
Need Coffee? How many ways can you ask? Words are the key to ordering coffee. Words are the key to drafting Estate Planning Documents. Your preferences are at the heart of the matter. Listen to Estate Planning Attorney & Author Katherine S. Charapich, Esq. discuss the importance of Estate Planning Documents: Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, & Advance Medical Directives in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Author: Attorney Katherine S. Charapich, Esq.
Description: Time moves quickly with unexpected life changes, how to avoid the "What-If's" of Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, and Advanced Medical Directives.