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Firm Sponsors Friends of Scouting Campaign Dinner

Parker, Pollard, Wilton & Peaden was a Bronze Eagle Society Sponsor as part of the 2016 Friends of Scouting Annual Giving Campaign Dinner held on March 10 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. The firm’s gift supported ten Scouts. Don Piacentini, the firm’s president, is a long-time supporter of the Heart of Virginia Council, Boy Scouts of America.

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Firm is Named a 2016 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 2016, as it did 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 […]

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Don’t Overpay – Draft or Revise Your Trust Today

Avoiding probate court can save a grieving family the time, money and frustration that come with probating the deceased’s estate. One of the most valuable estate planning tools for avoiding probate court is a revocable living trust. You can protect virtually any type of asset you own from probate costs by establishing a revocable living […]

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Respecting the Advance Medical Directive

The Advance Directive (the “AD”) is another extremely important document to have prepared during the estate planning process along with a will, trust and a durable general power of attorney. An AD is a witnessed, written document where you give instructions regarding your preferences for treatment in the event that you become incapacitated. In addition, […]

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Should Burial Arrangements Be Part of My Will?

In Virginia, each person has the right to dictate the disposition of his or her remains, whether by cremation, interment, entombment, memorialization, or some combination thereof. Though arranging your own funeral might seem strange, it is a good way to forestall disagreements about how your body is to be treated. At first glance, it may […]

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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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