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Paula L. Peaden named to the 2023 Virginia Super Lawyer list

Parker Pollard Wilton & Peaden is pleased to announce that Paula Peaden has been selected to the 2023 Virginia Super Lawyers list, a Thomson Reuters business. Ms. Peaden counsels clients in areas of elder law, estate planning, estate and trust administration, fiduciary litigation, guardianships and conservatorships, and special needs planning. Ms. Peaden was born in […]

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A. Austin Wallace IV named a Shareholder

Parker, Pollard, Wilton & Peaden, P.C. is pleased to announce that Austin Wallace IV has been named a shareholder of the firm. Austin joined PPWP in 2017 and currently leads the firm’s residential real estate practice. Mr. Wallace represents purchasers and sellers in residential and commercial real estate transactions as well as landlords in drafting […]

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The Effects of Divorce on Your Estate Plan

Divorce is an unfortunate reality for over half of all married couples.  From a legal standpoint, divorce sets changes in motion that can affect not only your life, but also your legacy. Divorce allows each person the legal right to re-marry and new children and/or step-children may come into the picture. Property division can be […]

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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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Paula Peaden speaks at Virginia Coalition for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, Inc. 26th annual conference

Paula Peaden speaks at the 26th annual conference of the Virginia Coalition for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, Inc. at Kingsmill Resort & Conference Center. The convention focus was Renew, Refresh, Refocus: Elder Abuse Prevention in Times of COVID. Ms. Peaden discussed What is a Fiduciary? Representative Payees, Trustees, and Court-Appointed Conservators in Virginia. It’s […]

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New legislation significantly alters foreclosure requirements

Virginia Senate Bill 1327, signed into law on March 12, 2021, introduces significant changes in Virginia foreclosure practice.  Most significantly, effective October 1, 2021, a lender will be required to give 60 days’ notice to the property owner and any subordinate lienholders–rather than the 14 days provided by current law–if the property is the owner’s […]

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New laws change the landscape for “heirs property” in Virginia

In Virginia, any co-owner of real property (excluding spouses who own property as tenants by the entirety) has the right to file a suit for partition—a specialized lawsuit in which the circuit court determines who the owners are, and divides the property among them.  To take a simple case, consider a twelve-acre parcel of unimproved […]

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