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

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

Estate Planning, Family Law and Probate Attorneys 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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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/

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/

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/

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/

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/

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/

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/

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/

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/

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/

01/10/2021

When drafting your estate plan, you'll want to make sure you cover all your bases. Here are some commonly overlooked items to consider as you're creating yours.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/overlooked-items-in-estate-planning/

When drafting your estate plan, you'll want to make sure you cover all your bases. Here are some commonly overlooked items to consider as you're creating yours.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/overlooked-items-in-estate-planning/

12/23/2020

Making your list of New Year's Resolutions? We recommend adding estate planning resolutions to that list.

The new year is a good time to consider how your estate and other assets will be distributed to your family and loved ones, especially with potential changes to estate tax laws under the incoming Biden administration. Here are six important estate planning tasks to address in January.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/estate-planning-resolutions/

12/10/2020

A simple Will is a good start for your estate planning, but it may not be enough. Additional tools can ensure your estate is divided the way you intended.

Here's what you need to know about what a simple Will does and does not cover.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/simple-will-not-enough/

11/22/2020

If you don't have a good relationship with your family members and prefer to leave your assets to close friends, a charity, or even a beloved pet, you don’t have to leave your family anything when making an estate plan. Here's an overview of how to leave your assets to non-family members.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/leave-your-estate-to-non-family-members/

11/11/2020

As a single parent, it's important to prioritize estate planning and prepare for different scenarios that might impact your child(ren), such as your death or incapacitation. Here are 5 important estate planning items to discuss with an experienced attorney: https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/estate-planning-and-the-single-parent/

10/22/2020

No matter what age you are or how small or large your estate is, it’s important to designate beneficiaries for your various assets and accounts, just in case something were to happen to you.

In our latest blog, we explore what to consider when naming your beneficiaries and how to make a choice you can feel good about.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/how-to-choose-your-beneficiaries/

10/10/2020

If you’re getting remarried, you’ll want to update your estate plan to protect your assets and your loved ones. Here are some important considerations to keep in mind.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/estate-planning-getting-remarried/

09/20/2020

With the 2020 Presidential election fast approaching, one area people are watching closely is estate planning, which could be affected by changes to laws around estate taxes and capital gains. Here's how your plans could be impacted, depending on the outcome.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/2020-election-estate-planning-impact/

09/10/2020

The SECURE Act may impact the way your named beneficiaries inherit the funds from your retirement savings account after your death, as well as their income tax liability on distributions.

Here's what you need to know about this law and how it could affect your estate planning strategy.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/secure-act-estate-plan-impact/

08/20/2020

You know your Will or Trust should include larger assets like your home or vehicle. But don't discount smaller assets that hold value to you, such as sentimental items or family heirlooms. A Personal Property Memorandum in your estate plans can help ensure these smaller, tangible items are passed down to your intended beneficiaries.

Read our latest blog to learn more about Personal Property Memorandums and how to use one as part of your Will.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/personal-property-memorandum

08/10/2020

As a business owner, proper estate planning ensures your business matters are handled according to your wishes when you die. Ask yourself these important estate planning questions before you meet with an attorney to draft your Will.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/estate-planning-for-business-owners/

07/20/2020

Undue influence occurs when someone attempts to manipulate an individual's estate plans for their own benefit. While it often happens to elderly individuals with a compromised physical or mental state, anyone can become the victim of undue influence. Our latest blog explores the signs of undue influence and how to avoid it in your estate plans.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/how-to-identify-undue-influence/

07/10/2020

If you and your spouse have a large number of joint assets, estate tax portability can increase your federal estate tax exemption limit when one spouse dies. Here's what you need to know about taking advantage of estate tax portability.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/what-is-estate-tax-portability/

06/21/2020

Probate can be a lengthy, expensive process for the loved ones of a recently deceased person, but there are ways to avoid it with proper planning and guidance on how inheritance of certain assets works in Virginia.

Follow these 7 estate planning tips to help reduce the time and money your family spends on probate court, or to avoid it altogether.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/how-to-avoid-probate-court/

06/10/2020

Both revocable and irrevocable trusts help secure assets and ensure they are distributed according to the grantor’s wishes, but they're not the exact same thing. Our latest blog explains the basic differences and how to choose which is right for you.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/revocable-vs-irrevocable-trust/

advisor.news 06/05/2020

Starting an IRA for Your Child: The Benefits

This a a great article from certified financial planner Craig Beden on the benefits of starting an IRA for a child and how to do so.

http://bedenwealth.com.advisor.news/starting-ira-your-child-benefits/?c=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJub2RlX2lkIjozODQyMywicHJldmlldyI6ZmFsc2UsImNvbW1faWQiOjIzMjUzMTksImRlc3RfaWQiOjMyODgzOTF9.IhjyVK6KrijmrRW81v0gFBa-NbqD1D2OnaGyFIKPW84

advisor.news In addition to the cold hard cash growing in an IRA account, your child will have the added benefit of developing healthy financial habits.

05/20/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the importance of proper estate planning to the forefront, as Americans are faced with mounting health and mortality risks. Here are four important areas to address if you're updating your estate plans right now.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/estate-planning-during-covid-19/

loudoun.gov 05/12/2020

Loudoun County, VA

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loudoun.gov Governor Delays Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions for Northern Virginia

05/10/2020

Thinking about your final wishes, especially at a young age, can be overwhelming. To help make the process of developing your first estate plan easier, here are six essential questions to ask yourself.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/first-estate-plan-questions/

04/20/2020

There are many reasons you might not want to inherit assets left to you in a loved one's Will or Trust. In our latest blog, we outline some common reasons you may wish to disclaim your inheritance, and how to do so with a qualified disclaimer.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/how-to-disclaim-your-inheritance/

blogs.edweek.org 04/15/2020

School Meals: Court Strikes Down Trump Rollback of Nutrition Standards

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2020/04/school_lunch_court_strikes_dow.html

blogs.edweek.org The Trump administration violated federal rules when it rolled back nutrition standards for school meals programs in 2018, a federal district court ruled Monday.

[04/15/20]   Covid-19 is now impacting D.C. in a new way, with a decision to cancel the Bar Examination scheduled for July 2020. I believe California made a similar decision last week. I wonder how many other States will have to make the same decision. With the impact as well on graduations being canceled, it makes me feel very sad for the new law school classes about to graduate after many years of hard work.

Here's a bit of the posted article from the D.C. Bar --

On April 10 Chief Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby of the D.C. Court of Appeals announced that the court will not administer the July 2020 D.C. Bar exam due to the ongoing health emergency arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The chief judge indicated that the court will make an announcement regarding the feasibility of a fall exam by early May, and will consider expanding the rules to allow recent law school graduates to practice law in the District on a temporary basis.
Read the entire order here.

04/09/2020

In compliance with Virginia's new stay-at-home order, we are pleased to offer remote estate planning support to our clients via Zoom video calls. Read our latest blog to learn more and schedule your free, 30-minute call with Patricia E. Tichenor.

https://www.novaestatelawyers.com/virtual-estate-planning-video-consultation/

04/09/2020

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04/09/2020

The Law Office of Patricia E. Tichenor | Northern Virginia

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03/31/2020

If your Summer involves travel plans and you still don't have an estate plan in place or if it's been several years since you updated your plan, we want to encourage you to do so by offering $100 discount to the first 15 people who retain us by June 30th to work on their plan. Just mention FBSummer100 at your appointment.

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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
Leesburg, VA
20176

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Tuesday 08:30 - 18:00
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Thursday 08:30 - 18:00
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