Law Office of Patricia E. Tichenor, P.L.L.C.

Estate Planning, Family Law and Probate Attorneys *Meetings are By Appointment Only*

At the Law Office of Patricia E. Tichenor, P.L.L.C., in Loudoun County, Virginia, our practice is dedicated to providing personalized one-on-one representation.

We believe that our clients’ best interests are served by an open and honest approach to legal representation.

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03/08/2022

From the rise of electronic Wills to earlier planning, here are some estate planning changes that have been influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/covid-estate-planning-changes/

02/11/2022

As NFTs gain traction, many who purchase them wonder if they can leave these digital assets to their heirs when they die.

Cryptoassets are unique assets that can be complicated to account for when it comes to estate planning. Here's an overview of what you need to know about including NFTs in your Will.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/can-i-include-nfts-in-my-will/

01/27/2022

If you haven't drafted a Will yet, the beginning of the year is a perfect time to start. Our latest blog explores what you need to know about creating a Will with an experienced estate planning attorney.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/how-to-write-a-will/

01/10/2022

Life isn't stagnant, and your estate plans shouldn't be, either. Here's how to change or revoke a Will in Virginia.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/how-do-i-revoke-or-change-my-will/

12/15/2021

Under President Biden's proposed American Families Plan, changes to the current stepped-up basis provision would affect some key estate planning laws that have been in place for the last five years. Could this proposal impact your plans?

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/proposed-changes-to-stepped-up-basis/

12/02/2021

Dying without a Will, also known as dying intestate, can have some serious consequences for your loved ones and their inheritance. Here's what could happen to your estate and your family's inheritance if you pass away without a valid Will in Virginia.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/die-without-will-in-virginia/

Will Executor Vs Power of Attorney: What's the Difference? 11/11/2021

Will Executor Vs Power of Attorney: What's the Difference?

While an executor and an attorney-in-fact are both appointed to carry out your wishes, their duties are slightly different and carried out at different times.

Read on to discover more about each of these essential estate planning designations and what to consider when drafting a Will or power of attorney.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/will-executor-vs-power-of-attorney/

Will Executor Vs Power of Attorney: What's the Difference? Learn the differences between a Will executor and the “attorney-in-fact” designated in a power of attorney document, and each one’s role in handling your affairs.

10/29/2021

There's plenty of estate planning advice out there for people who are married and have a family. However, many individuals are now marrying later in life, opting not to remarry after a divorce, or never marrying at all — and this group may require a different approach to estate planning than their married counterparts.

In our latest blog, we offer six estate planning tips for the unmarried.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/6-estate-planning-tips-for-unmarried-individuals/

Colin L. Powell’s Thirteen Rules of Leadership - United States Department of State 10/24/2021

Colin L. Powell’s Thirteen Rules of Leadership - United States Department of State

Colin L. Powell’s Thirteen Rules of Leadership - United States Department of State As we reflect on former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s legacy, we are reminded of his thirteen rules of leadership which have guided so many of our colleagues and principals. We are grateful for his love of the State Department and his legacy that we still feel in the workplace. Secretary Powel...

10/11/2021

It's never too early to start thinking about your estate plans. Here are some estate planning tips for every age, from your 20s through your 60s and beyond.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/estate-planning-tips-for-every-age/

09/20/2021

There’s a lot that goes into writing a Will, and it can be easy to miss a step or forget to add important sections altogether. To help you avoid these types of issues, here are seven common mistakes to look out for when you’re writing a Will and what to do instead.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/7-mistakes-to-avoid-when-writing-your-will/

09/13/2021

In some cases, the person you ask to serve as your estate executor may not want to take on the role because of how complex and time-consuming the probate process can be. Here's what to do if you need some alternative options.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/no-one-wants-to-be-executor/

08/21/2021

The role of estate executor is an important one that requires careful attention and consideration. To help you fulfill your responsibilities as an executor, here are five common mistakes executors make and how to avoid them.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/common-executor-mistakes/

08/11/2021

The average social media user spends about 2.5 hours or more on social platforms each day. What happens to all that online content and activity after you die?

Here's what you need to know about "digital estate planning" and securing your online content.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/digital-estate-what-happens-to-online-content/

07/22/2021

What Is a No Contest Clause? | Nova Estate Lawyers

With a no contest clause in your Will, your beneficiaries likely won’t risk challenging your wishes and losing everything you left them. However, there are certain caveats you should be aware of. Here's everything you should know about a no contest clause and how it's enforced in Virginia.

What Is a No Contest Clause? | Nova Estate Lawyers If you’re a Virginia resident making estate plans, here's everything you should know about including a no contest clause in your Will.

07/12/2021

Having trouble deciding how to divide your assets in your Will, especially among multiple parties or children? Here's how to determine who should benefit from your estate and how.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/who-gets-what-in-a-will/

06/28/2021

Blended families can sometimes encounter challenges with estate planning. Here are some considerations to examine when writing a Will for your family situation.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/wills-for-blended-families/

Law Office of Patricia E. Tichenor, P.L.L.C. updated their information in their About section. 06/13/2021

Law Office of Patricia E. Tichenor, P.L.L.C. updated their information in their About section.

Law Office of Patricia E. Tichenor, P.L.L.C. updated their information in their About section.

Law Office of Patricia E. Tichenor, P.L.L.C. updated their phone number. 06/13/2021

Law Office of Patricia E. Tichenor, P.L.L.C. updated their phone number.

Law Office of Patricia E. Tichenor, P.L.L.C. updated their phone number.

06/10/2021

Because each State has its own unique probate and estate planning laws, a Will that was drafted in another State may present some challenges for your loved ones if you die without updating it to comply with your current home state's laws.

If you've recently moved to Virginia from out of state, here are a few things you'll need to consider when updating your Will.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/update-will-when-you-move-out-of-state/

05/21/2021

The Commonwealth of Virginia requires a valid, original version of a Will to be filed with a decedent’s local probate court. This may present a problem if you are unable to locate that original document.

If you're struggling to find the original version of your deceased loved one's Will, here are some steps you can take to try to track it down.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/cant-find-loved-ones-will/

05/10/2021

A power of attorney is an important estate planning document that ensures your wishes are carried out by a trusted individual if you become incapacitated. Learn more about the different types of POA arrangements and when to use them in our latest blog.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/what-is-power-of-attorney/

04/26/2021

Whether you're drafting your first Will, creating a trust, or updating an existing estate plan, it's important to work with a qualified estate planning attorney. But how do you find the right one for you?

Our latest blog offers some tips for finding the best estate planning attorney for your needs.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/find-virginia-estate-planning-attorney/

04/10/2021

There are several different types of trusts you can establish, and the right one(s) for your needs will depend on your assets and intended beneficiaries. Here’s a breakdown of some of the most common types of trusts and when it’s appropriate to use them.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/common-types-of-trusts/

03/21/2021

Working with an experienced estate planning attorney ensures your final wishes are documented and provides you peace of mind knowing your plans are legally sound and properly drafted.

To help you get the most out of your arrangement, here are some things you do and don’t need to discuss with your estate planning attorney.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/what-you-really-do-and-dont-need-from-your-estate-planning-attorney/

03/10/2021

If someone you once intended to leave part of your estate to is no longer an active part of your life, it may be time to formally disinherit them from your Will.

In our latest blog, we look at the reasons and steps to exclude a family member or loved one from your estate plans.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/how-to-disinherit-someone/

02/22/2021

If you intend to leave any portion of your estate to someone with a disability you’ll need to develop your plan carefully to meet that beneficiary’s individual needs, without disqualifying them from certain government benefits. Here’s what you need to know about estate planning for a disabled beneficiary.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/estate-planning-disabled-beneficiary/

02/11/2021

There are many different reasons why you may need to update your Will or other estate planning documents throughout your lifetime. Here are six common reasons to revise or update yours.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/reasons-to-update-your-will/

01/21/2021

You know your Will should include specific instructions for how you want your assets distributed and who you wish to serve as your executor. However, it's just as important to understand what not to include in your Will.

If you want to ensure your last wishes are carried out as intended, don't include these seven items.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/what-not-to-include-in-will/

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At the Law Office of Patricia E. Tichenor, P.L.L.C., in Ashburn (Loudoun County), Virginia, our practice is dedicated to providing personalized one-on-one representation. We believe that our clients’ best interests are served by an open and honest approach to legal representation.

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Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney - financial and medical, Adult Guardianship, Special Needs Trusts, Probate, Deed preparation, all facets of family law, including: Step-Parent Adoption, Name Change, Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support, Enforcement of court orders, Mediation Services, Marital Settlement Agreement preparation, Prenuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements, Guardianship of Minor Child.

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44050 Ashburn Shopping Plz., Suite 195-711
Ashburn, VA
20147-7914

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Tuesday 8:30am - 6pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 6pm
Thursday 8:30am - 6pm
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