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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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Leave a Legacy of Love with Three Essential Documents

It’s rather astonishing when celebrities, professional athletes, and other famous or wealthy individuals do not leave a will.  A will states one’s wishes as to how property is to be distributed at death, and names an executor or executors to manage the estate until its final distribution. This year’s untimely death of a famed musician […]

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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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U.S. Government Simplifies Real Estate Forms for Consumer Protection

  Anyone who bought real estate prior to August 1, 2015 may recall the legal-sized HUD-1 settlement statement presented at closing. That form has been replaced by the TRID ”Closing Disclosure”, which eliminates the need for a separate truth in lending document. The government’s intent is to help consumers better understand their mortgage terms and make comparisons with other potential […]

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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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