Parker, Pollard, Wilton, and Peaden - Attorneys at Law

News & Resources


Firm News

Four Attorneys Named to 2014 Legal Elite

Barry Wilton, Paula Peaden, Steve Scarce and Ashley Harris have been named to the Virginia Business 2014 Legal Elite. This is the first time any attorney from Parker, Pollard, Wilton & Peaden has been named to the list.

Read more »

Don Piacentini Speaks on Estate Planning Essentials 10/9/14 in Mechanicsville

Don Piacentini, president of the firm, will give a presentation titled  “Estate Planning Essentials You Need to Know (But are Afraid to Ask)” on Thursday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m. in Genesis Hall at Redeemer Catholic Church, 8275 Meadowbridge Road in Mechanicsville. Don will talk about important estate planning tools like wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and advance medical directives. […]

Read more »

Firm is Proud Supporter of American Cancer Society

Parker, Pollard, Wilton and Peaden was a Platinum Corporate Sponsor for the 25th ACS-CCA Financial Golf Tournament on 9/29/2104 at Hermitage Country Club in Richmond. The sponsorship included tribute flags for cancer survivors, victims or loved ones affected by cancer. David Lingerfelt was the sponsoring attorney in memory of his father Ling.

Read more »


How Property Passes as Part of an Estate

There are three ways your property passes to another person in the event of your death. I use the analogy that your property will travel along one of three roads from you to some other person. The first road is what I refer to as the Road of Law. This law, called intestate succession, applies […]

Read more »

Non-monetary Assets: Avoid a Legacy of Hate

People who plan their estates generally want their offspring to enjoy each other well after the parents have passed, but nothing breaks up a family faster than leaving a legacy of hate. Deciding whether to leave grandchildren or charities a monetary bequest, and what percentage to leave each child, is relatively simple. More difficult issues […]

Read more »

How Do We Pay for Long-term Care? The Role of Public Assistance

The words Medicare and Medicaid are frequently confused. Although both were created by the U.S. government in 1965, they are two very different public assistance programs. Medicare guarantees access to health insurance for Americans aged 65 and older. Certain disabled people younger than age 65 can qualify for Medicare. Medicare pays for short-term skilled nursing […]

Read more »


Ignition Interlock Devices: Painful Consequences of DUI

In Virginia, all those convicted of DUI must now have an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle in order to drive on a restricted license, even if it’s a first DUI and there is no evidence of blood alcohol content at all. An ignition is a pain for a number of reasons: it is […]

Read more »

Virginia Texting-While-Driving Law

The police can, and will, pull you over for “texting-while-driving.” Texting-while-driving covers the operation of a motor vehicle while manually entering letters/text in a handheld personal communication device as a means of communicating with another person. The term also includes reading any email or text message transmitted to the device or stored within it. For […]

Read more »

Power of Attorney and Conservators: Important Planning Tools

A power of attorney enables you to select who it is that you would want to handle your affairs in the event of your incapacity, as opposed to having the court decide this for you.  The primary purpose of a power of attorney is to give one or more persons the legal authority to handle […]

Read more »