Dominion Legal PLC
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How Dominion Business Law PLC Can Help You
Northern Virginia Probate Attorney
Throughout Maryland and Virginia, Dominion Business Law, PLC, counsels its clients in all aspects related to the probate process as well as how the administration of a decedent’s estates is conducted. David Knasel, a probate and estate attorney with Dominion, has copious experience in the administration of estates, in addition to the litigation of estate disputes.
There are a variety of issues that are generally posed with respect to estate administration, for fiduciaries, for families, and for beneficiaries. Through the guidance that is offered by an experienced professional, those that require such services are helped to efficiently resolve estate matters, while preserving the assets and limiting any potential for liability.
What is Probate?
Simply put, probate represents a judicially-supervised system used to administer a deceased person’s estate. In the state of Virginia, probate takes place in front of a Commissioner of Accounts in the Circuit Court. This Commissioner of Accounts is appointed by the court. In the state of Maryland, the probate process is overseen by the Orphans Court.
Generally, when a will has been left, the following steps outline the process:
- The will is admitted to probate
- The personal representative, either an administrator or executor, is qualified
- The estate’s inventory is filed and this is followed by periodic accountings
- Next, the resolution of claims is made against the estate
- And finally, the assets are distributed to the beneficiaries
Though probate can make for a time-consuming process, and though each estate is different, the aim of Dominion is to help their clients to successfully navigate the entire process as efficiently and quickly as possible. It’s true that not all assets are subject to the process of probate, and through effective estate planning, probate may either be simplified or even avoided altogether.
Northern Virginia Business Transactions Attorney (Mergers and Acquisitions)
The staff at Dominion Legal, PLC, represent parties involved in business transactions, particularly with respect to the acquisition or the sale of a business. Typically, a business sale is an especially significant event that can prove critical to the financial health of both parties.
And this is precisely why it is vitally important to engage the services of legal counsel from the very outset, whereby they can structure the initial offer and work through t