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Estates Attorneys in Norfolk, Hampton, Newport News, Chesapeake

Securing your family’s future

When dealing with the legal areas of wills, probates, trusts and estates, the attorneys of Hunter Law Firm have compassion, a listening ear, and an understanding of your needs, in addition to our legal knowledge and experience. For over two decades, our highly qualified team of attorneys has carefully looked out for the best interests of clients in Virginia.

Wills lawyers serving Hampton Roads including Williamsburg, Chesapeake, Gloucester

Will, trust, and estate laws deal with the passing of property, assets and possessions of a person to his or her heirs upon death. A death in the family is always a painful and difficult time. It is therefore imperative that at the time of a death these matters have already been handled.

When preparing your will, our attorneys discuss your wishes with you, at length, to ensure that your intended heirs get exactly what you wish to leave them, and avoid any delay in distribution. Our asset protection lawyers review your personal and business situation and help you decide if any legal complications might arise during the probate process.  If complications are predicted, our team of lawyers develop a plan to help avoid issues through estate planning, especially in the case of business owners. Estate planning ensures that as many assets as possible pass directly, and immediately, to the intended heirs. One option of estate planning is the setting up of trusts.

Trusts may be able to —

  • Reduce estate taxes
  • Protect the assets from creditors of the beneficiaries
  • Ensure proper investment and management of assets
  • Reduce income taxes under certain circumstances

There are many types of trusts available, such as —

  • Living Trusts
  • Dynasty Trusts
  • Life Insurance Trusts

In addition to answering questions about wills, the experienced attorneys of Hunter Law Firm help you decide what would be the best plan for you, set it up and administer it. We can also represent the trustees appointed by you or serve as trustees ourselves. Additionally, we can help you set up a trust or LLC to protect your assets and secure your family’s future.

A Newport News trusts lawyer at our firm can also draft other end-of-life documents, such as advance medical directives and durable powers of attorney.

Contact us to make sure your wishes are carried out

If you want to assure your estate is distributed according to your wishes, to avoid as many legal complications as possible through the probate process, to prepare your will, or to discuss your estate planning and trust administration with the experienced and compassionate attorneys of Hunter Law Firm, contact us online or call one of our four convenient offices —

  • Hampton/Peninsula
    757-825-0400
  • Gloucester
    804-694-0560
  • Chesapeake/Southside
    757-393-1110
  • Williamsburg
    757-345-3900
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Hampton/Peninsula
910 West Mercury Boulevard,
Suite 2A
Hampton, Virginia 23666
Phone: 757-825-0400

Gloucester
6558 Main Street,
Suite 1
Gloucester, Virginia 23061
Phone: 804-694-0560

Chesapeake/Southside
3800 Poplar Hill Road,
Suite G
Chesapeake, Virginia 23321
Phone: 757-393-1110

Williamsburg
4365 New Town Avenue
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188
Phone: 757-345-3900