Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Lawyers in Virginia Beach

No one understands your assets and your family better than you do. Without an estate plan, however, a court will be left to decide how to distribute your assets after you pass away. Taking the time to create an estate plan today can help you ensure that your wishes are followed.

In addition to outlining your wishes, an estate plan can help you minimize estate tax, avoid probate and protect your assets from creditors. At the Hallauer Law Firm, our lawyers help clients with wills, trusts and estate planning in the Virginia Beach area. We will take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions and provide you with a comprehensive estate plan that meets your needs. Contact our lawyers for a free consultation about your estate plan options.

Estate Planning Tools: Wills, Trusts and More

There are a variety of tools available to customize your estate plan, including:

  • Wills — A will can allow you to name your beneficiaries. Additionally, you can include a testamentary trust in your will that will go into effect when your will is probated. This can allow you to use part of your estate to fund a trust for loved ones or a charity.
  • Trusts — In addition to testamentary trusts, we also help clients create living trusts so they can start protecting their assets today. We can help you set up a trust that suits your situation such as a special needs trust, irrevocable life insurance trust or other type of trust.
  • Living wills and advance care directives — A living will/advance care directive can let your loved ones and medical professionals know your wishes for treatment if you become incapacitated.
  • Powers of attorney — With a power of attorney, you can name an individual to make decisions in your place. This can include decisions about your medical care or finances when you are unable to make those decisions for yourself.

Our attorneys are resourceful and knowledgeable in estate planning. We are committed to providing you with the tools and information you need to make informed decisions regarding your assets, care and estate plan. We offer a free consultation to help you get started creating a tailored estate plan today.