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Firm Makes Management Changes Effective January 1

Paula L. Peaden and Stephen E. Scarce have been named managing directors of the firm. Peaden is chair of the trust and estate, elder law, and tax section, and Scarce is chair of the business, real estate, and litigation section. Meredith L. Yoder has been named administrative director and general counsel. H.R. (Harry) Pollard IV remains chairman of the board, and Donald […]

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PPWP OPENS NEW OFFICE IN SHORT PUMP

Parker, Pollard, Wilton & Peaden has opened a second office at 12090 W. Broad Street in the Xenith Bank building, located at the intersection of West Broad and Gayton Road.  According to managing partners Stephen E.  Scarce and Paula L. Peaden, the new office was opened as an added convenience for the firm’s clients in […]

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Articles

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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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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Is Your Loved One’s Will Legally Binding?

In the months after a loved one’s death, procedures and deadlines are far from the minds of the family. Unfortunately however, a death in the family often leads to legal disputes over the deceased’s property. Lean economic times and the increased availability of legal forms on the internet have led more and more people to […]

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Ignition Interlock Devices: Painful Consequences of DUI

In Virginia, all those convicted of DUI must now have an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle in order to drive on a restricted license, even if it’s a first DUI and there is no evidence of blood alcohol content at all. An ignition is a pain for a number of reasons: it is […]

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