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Life. Hope. Care. Assets. – The Complete Story | Podcasts #26

Life. Hope. Care. Assets. – The Complete Story

What challenges are faced by many of my clients? What does the older adult generation contribute to our community. (As related to Elder Law & Estate Planning in the Commonwealth of Virginia, April, 2019.)

Advance Medical Directives Why Now? Why Not | Podcasts #25

Advance Medical Directives Why Now ? Why Not

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 treasure the sharing of the fears, struggles, and celebrations. Though most of my clients are older adults, as those under fifty seem not to understand how quickly the years may pass, or as hard as the reality may be - that they may not have many years in front of them.

There is a common thread that is expressed...... Click, Listen, and learn more

Senior Swag & Roles in Estate Planning | Podcasts #24

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What is "Senior Swag" and how does it relate to "Roles in Estate Planning" ..... Listen here or subscribe to the complete "Estate Law Center Podcast" series on most popular podcast players.

Traditions Seven Steps When A Loved One Passes | Podcasts #23

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.

Guardianship Basics & Reality | Podcasts #22

Guardiaship Basics & Reality

Attorney, Author, & Podcast Host Katherine S. Charapich, Esq. shares perspective on Guardianship, Capacity, and Powers of Attorney for Senior Adults in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Executor Roadmap Seven Steps | Podcasts #21

Asset protection and life mysteries

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 (July 2018) including: Qualification of Executor / Executrix, Attending the Appointment for Qualification, Taking on the role of Executor / Executrix, Inventory for the Decedent's Estate, Accounting for the Decedent's Estate, Debts and Demands Hearing, and Show Cause Against Distribution & Order of Distribution of the Estate.

Asset Protection & Life Mysteries | Podcasts #20

Asset protection and 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 reflects your wishes, which may not be reflective of the distribution default set forth in the Code of Virginia?

Wills and Specific Bequests. Who will Your beneficiaries be? | Podcasts #19

Wills and Specific Bequests. Who will Your beneficiaries be?

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? | Podcasts #18

Estate Law Center Podcast | 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 as Mother's Day.

Pet Trusts in the Commonwealth of Virginia | Podcasts #17

Pet Trusts in the Commonwealth of Virginia

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.

The Uncomfortable Truth about Estate Planning for Newlyweds in the Commonwealth of Virginia | Podcasts #16

The Uncomfortable Truth

Virginia Attorney, Author, & Podcast Host Katherine S. Charapich, Esq. shares perspective on considerations for Newlyweds & Estate Planning in the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA.

To Trust or Not To Trust Estate Law Center Podcast | Podcasts #15

To trust or not to trust estate law center

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.
The material is intended for educational purposes and does not establish an Attorney-Client relationship. The material is dated March 2018. Please contact an Attorney for your personal matters. For more information visit Https://www.EstateLawCenter.com

Heroes in Every Day Clothing - Estate Law Center Podcast | Podcasts #14

EstateLawCenter.com | ESTATE LAW CENTER PODCAST | Heroes in Every Day Clothing | ESTATE PLANNING. ELDER LAW. BUSINESS LAW

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.

Language Arts | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center | Culpeper, Virginia | Podcasts #13

ESTATE LAW CENTER | PODCAST | LANGUAGE ARTS | ESTATE PLANNING. ELDER LAW. BUSINESS LAW

Attorney Katherine S. Charapich, Esq.

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.

Grace Notes | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center | Culpeper, Virginia | Podcasts #12

Grace Notes | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center | Culpeper, Virginia

Attorney Katherine S. Charapich, Esq.

The emotions that surface in the face of life changing events and the importance of a legacy left in writing to comfort those left behind including Estate Planning Documents.

2223 Miles of Control | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center | Culpeper, Virginia | Podcasts #11

2223 Miles of Control | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center | Culpeper, Virginia

Attorney Katherine S. Charapich, Esq.

Having legal documents like Wills, Trusts, & Powers of Attorney in place to help retain elements of control in one's earthly assets.

A Complexity of Green | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center | Culpeper, Virginia | Podcasts #10

A Complexity of Green | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center | Culpeper, Virginia

Attorney Katherine S. Charapich, Esq.

Preparation for aging as a father, husband, veteran, pilot, and role model in the later years of life using legal estate planning documents

Things in High Places | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center | Culpeper, Virginia | Podcasts #9

Things in High Places | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center | Culpeper, Virginia

Attorney Katherine S. Charapich, Esq.

Home Memories, Living Lists, and Tangible Personal Property for Wills and Trusts

Laughing Heir would be in Err | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center | Culpeper, Virginia | Podcasts #8

Laughing Heir would be in Err | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center | Culpeper, Virginia

Attorney Katherine S. Charapich, Esq.

If one plans well and drafts her estate documents (wills & trusts) with care, it is possible to avoid the error of the "laughing heir.

I Know - That I Know - That I Know | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center | Culpeper, Virginia | Podcasts #7

I Know - That I Know - That I Know | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center | Culpeper, Virginia

Attorney Katherine S. Charapich, Esq.

The video discusses the path of having walked along side of a dearly departed, the faith that assures that our earthly lives are only a step in the eternal plan, and that we have the means to transfer the earthly possessions through Wills & Trusts.

Of Spirit – A Flower Shop There | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center | Culpeper, Virginia | Podcasts #6

Of Spirit – A Flower Shop There | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center | Culpeper, Virginia

Attorney Katherine S. Charapich, Esq.

Poem: Dedicated to a dear client who loved his wife, and recently departed to prepare a place for her.

Fishers of Men – A Life Legacy | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center | Culpeper, Virginia | Podcasts #5

Fishers of Men – A Life Legacy | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center | Culpeper, Virginia

Attorney Katherine S. Charapich, Esq.

Triathlon race lessons and their connection to the legacies shared by clients at the estate planning table.

Death, Dignity, and Handbags | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center | Culpeper, Virginia | Podcasts #4

Death, Dignity, and Handbags | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center | Culpeper, Virginia

Attorney Katherine S. Charapich, Esq.

The use of Estate Planning documents like a Revocable Trust to help preserve ones dignity in the face of failing health.

Boulders, and Streams, and Jumps! Oh, yes!!! | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center | Culpeper, Virginia | Podcasts #3

Boulders, and Streams, and Jumps! Oh, yes!!! | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center | Culpeper, Virginia

Attorney Katherine S. Charapich, Esq.

A story reflecting on the crossroads of time in the woods while mountain biking and the importance of scripting estate documents for asset protection

Not for Human Consumption | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center | Culpeper, Virginia | Podcasts #2

Not for Public Consumption | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center | Culpeper, Virginia

Attorney Katherine S. Charapich, Esq.

Avoiding communication errors and establishing clear estate planning documents: Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, and Advanced Medical Directives

It Seems Like Just Yesterday | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center | Culpeper, Virginia | Podcasts #1

It Seems Like Just Yesterday | Estate Planning Video | Estate Law Center | Culpeper, Virginia

Attorney Katherine S. Charapich, Esq.

Time moves quickly with unexpected life changes, how to avoid the "What-If's" of Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, and Advanced Medical Directives.