Living trusts on a table.

Living Trusts: What to Know

In my conversations with clients I often find there is a lot of confusion about what a Living Trust is and how it can benefit someone. Part of my discussion of Living Trusts has to do with the fact that there are benefits to a client both during their life and after their death. This […]

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Woman on phone, looking at her digital assets.

Creating an Estate Plan? Don’t Forget Your Digital Life

With more and more technology now becoming a staple in our daily lives, it is very important to take your digital life into consideration when establishing an estate plan. Keeping up with one’s digital presence has been difficult in the past, but now that estate planning laws have almost caught up with technology, estate plans […]

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Reilly Law, PLC discusses whether or not you can write your own valid will.

Can I Write My Own Valid Will? Yes, but….

While no one likes to think about their death (hopefully at some distant time) the uncertainty of life and death makes just in case planning critical for everyone. A Will is a great tool to use when preparing your estate and your assets for what will happen to them upon your death. Consulting with an […]

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Reilly Law gives young families some guardianship considerations.

Guardianship Considerations for Young Families

If you have young children or are considering starting a family, then you need to familiarize yourself with Virginia’s guardianship process. As responsible parents, you must have a plan in place to protect your children’s best interests should you pass away or become incapacitated. If you don’t choose a guardian for your children, the court […]

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What Same-Sex Couples Should Know About Estate Planning

Estate planning is often confusing for many people. Estate planning for same-sex couples can seem even more complex regardless of whether or not you are married. Luckily, estate planning for same-sex couples doesn’t have to be overwhelming or difficult to understand. As the laws continue to change, it is as important as ever to consult […]

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My daughter lives in Virginia Beach. My son went to Virginia Tech. I worked at the Washington Navy Yard… Legal Readiness in the Aftermath of Tragedy

This country’s most recent mass shooting last week in Virginia Beach, Virginia struck home with me, but it’s not the first time that’s happened and I’m sure many of you have similar experiences where you have some relation to the tragedy that occurs either because of a mass shooting event like that or natural disaster […]

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