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Addressing Your Estate Planning Needs

The decision to move forward with drafting a will, trust, or other critical estate planning documents that protect you, your wishes, and a legacy for your family is an important one. The laws and options you should consider are always evolving, and the guidance of a knowledgeable lawyer is essential to ensure that you are making the best financial and personal decisions.

At the Estate Law Center, PLLC, attorney Katherine Breckenridge (formerly Katherine S. Charapich) draws upon 20 years of experience in the business world to provide clients with customized and effective estate planning solutions. Pragmatic, compassionate, and dedicated, she is committed to helping clients plan for long-term care, protect their hard-earned assets, and provide for both the client’s and their loved ones’ financial security.

Planning Today To Achieve Tomorrow’s Goals

Ms. Breckenridge’s estate planning and elder law services include the drafting of legally sound documents in the Commonwealth of Virginia such as:

  • Wills — The distribution of assets upon death and protecting family legacies
  • Trusts — Living, revocable and irrevocable trusts can be used to manage your assets while on this earth, direct the distribution of your assets upon death, optimize tax strategies, provide for a family member with special needs, and avoid probate.
  • Powers of Attorney — Designate the parameters of authority, and agent(s) most suited to make decisions in the best interest of the principal.
  • Advance Medical Directives — Memorialize a person’s wishes for health and medical care during incapacitation and end-of-life events, and name a person who can legally advocate for those wishes.

Trusts · Wills · Powers Of Attorney · Advance Medical Directives

Whether you are a senior citizen who is faced with health concerns, a working couple just starting your family, or someone who has other complex estate planning needs, attorney Katherine Breckenridge takes the time to understand your unique situation and goals. By asking the right questions and presenting clear options, she will help you develop an estate plan that meets your current and future needs and goals.

When you are ready to draft a basic last will and testament or need a carefully constructed plan to manage considerable wealth and property, Ms. Breckenridge is here to help. To arrange a consultation at a time that works for you, call 540-827-4395 or contact her directly.