Virginia Estate Law: Suit to Impeach a Will | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney

Virginia Estate Law: Suit to Impeach a Will | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney
Wills are seen as the last wishes of the person who created the will, also known as the testator, after he or she passes away. The courts follow the instructions and provisions of the will strictly since the deceased is no longer able to communicate his or her wishes. In some cases, an interested party may have reason to contest... Read More

Estate Disputes: Testamentary Capacity in Virginia | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney

Estate Disputes: Testamentary Capacity in Virginia | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney
Disputing an estate can be very challenging in any situation. A key area of concern for many is in whether or not a person had the ability to create a legally binding will. If you believe that a person did not create a will under the proper circumstances, it is possible to file an estate dispute regarding this in Virginia. Read More

Virginia Estate Planning: What is the difference between a “living will” and “last will and testament”? | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney

Virginia Estate Planning: What is the difference between a “living will” and “last will and testament”? | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney
Nothing lasts forever, and however good your health or stable your finances, it never hurts to prepare for the worst. This is especially true if your family or finances have changed recently. It is also a good idea to periodically review whether your old estate plan needs amendments. Many of the terms used for the various estate planning documents can be... Read More

You Need an Estate Planning Attorney | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia

You Need an Estate Planning Attorney | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia
With the flood of inexpensive and even free, will planning aides available in this Internet age, the question often arises, “Why should I use an attorney when all I need is a simple will?” The answer is two-fold: there is no such thing as a “simple will” and the only time your will can really prove itself sound is after... Read More

Grounds for Contesting a Will in Virginia | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney

Grounds for Contesting a Will in Virginia | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney
Before asking your attorney to contest a will in Virginia, you should learn the basics of the legal grounds to contest a will, as sometimes laws vary from state-to-state. Not everyone can contest a will in Virginia, as only those who qualify can have grounds to contest. Read More

Considering Social Media in your Estate Plan | Ryan C. Young, Attorney | Richmond, Virginia Estate Planning & Administration

Considering Social Media in your Estate Plan | Ryan C. Young, Attorney | Richmond, Virginia Estate Planning & Administration
Social media and online activity is continually integrating into our lives. So much so that the federal government is recommending that people address their social media and other online accounts in a separate will. A lot of people have an online social media account. Some may have numerous accounts of various kinds. So what happens to these online accounts when... Read More

Drafting your own estate plan might lead to disaster. | Ryan C. Young, Attorney | Richmond, Virginia

Drafting your own estate plan might lead to disaster. | Ryan C. Young, Attorney | Richmond, Virginia
Stories of dying patriarchs and matriarchs rewriting their wills on their own at the last moment make for good entertainment, but bad precedent. Even more trouble than personally altering your entire estate plan on a dying whim is never consulting an attorney in the first place. The more you have to leave, the more you have to lose — or... Read More

What is an Inter Vivos Trust? | Ryan C. Young | Virginia Attorney

What is an Inter Vivos Trust? | Ryan C. Young | Virginia Attorney
  Inter Vivos – Latin for “between the living” An Inter Vivos Trust is often referred to as a living trust or a revocable living trust. As opposed to the testamentary trust that goes into effect when the trustor has passed away, the Inter Vivos Trust is in place and operating while the grantor is still alive. The Inter Vivos... Read More

Providing for your minor children with estate planning. | Ryan C. Young | Attorney | Richmond, VA

Providing for your minor children with estate planning. | Ryan C. Young | Attorney | Richmond, VA
By: Ryan C. Young Richmond, VA | Estate Planning Every single parent needs to ask themselves “what would happen to my child tomorrow if I died?”  There are two fundamental concerns that must be adressed: 1) Who will manage the money for my child’s care, rearing and education? How will that money be managed? and 2) Who will make parental... Read More