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Paula Peaden Named a 2014 Virginia Super Lawyer

Paula L. Peaden has been named a Virginia Super Lawyer again in the areas of Trusts & Estates and Elder Law. Ms. Peaden has an established practice in the areas of elder law, trust and estate planning and administration, wills and trusts, as well as disability and special needs planning. She is frequently called upon as […]

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Firm is Named a 2015 Best Law Firm by U.S. News – Best Lawyers

Parker, Pollard, Wilton & Peaden has again received a Tier 1 ranking in Richmond for its Elder Law Practice by U.S. News -Best Lawyers® – “Best Law Firms” in 2015. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from […]

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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.

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Who is the Trustee in the Deed of Trust?

Most of us do not have enough cash reserves to purchase our home without the assistance of a lender such as a bank or a credit union. If you own real property in Virginia that you purchased by borrowing funds from a lender, then you have most likely signed a document called a deed of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Why Do I Need Title Insurance?

Are you thinking about buying a home? Between lender’s fees, mortgage insurance premiums, escrow deposits, and recording taxes, closing costs can total thousands of dollars. Consequently, homebuyers often wonder whether title insurance is an unnecessary expense. For several reasons, we almost always advise our clients that title insurance is not the place to cut corners. […]

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What is a Residential Real Estate Closing?

If you are selling or purchasing real estate in Virginia there are many things you should know before, during, and after the closing (known as settlement). “Closing” and “settlement” are interchangeable terms used to describe the completion of a real estate sales transaction. The goal of every real estate transaction is to “close the deal.” Before […]

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Who is the Trustee in the Deed of Trust?

Most of us do not have enough cash reserves to purchase our home without the assistance of a lender such as a bank or a credit union. If you own real property in Virginia that you purchased by borrowing funds from a lender, then you have most likely signed a document called a deed of […]

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