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Two PPWP Attorneys Promoted as Shareholders

Attorneys Chris N. Petersen and Trevor B. Reid have been named as firm shareholders. Chris practices in the real estate/business section. Prior to joining the firm, he operated The Petersen Law Firm, PLC and was formerly officer and assistant vice president of Shaheen & Shaheen, PC. Trevor concentrates his practice on civil litigation, creditor’s rights, commercial real estate, and business […]

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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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Don Piacentini Presents Tax and Legal Issues to Henrico County Retirees

Attorney Don Piacentini presented tax information and legals tips to Henrico County employees at its March 11 seminar titled “Retirement 102: Investment, Tax and Legal Planning”. Don is president of the law firm and has received a number of accolades for both community service and the profession of law. Read his bio here. 

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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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You Can Disinherit Your Children, But Not Your Spouse

The months following the death of a spouse can be a trying time. Already complicated family relationship issues may be further strained. Blended families can be particularly challenging. While children have no legal right to an inheritance, in the absence of a pre or post nuptial agreement a spouse has rights whether or not there […]

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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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