Introduction   Under Virginia law, an individual's will must meet specific requirements to be valid.  This blog outlines some of the legal requirements.  An attorney engaged by an individual to prepare his or her will should provide guidance that assists in meeting those requirements.   Proper Execution of a Will    One prerequisite for a valid will relates to the manner in which…Read More

  2. Gifts Under Will

    One of the essential objectives in writing a person’s will is to provide for gifts of the person’s assets to his or her beneficiaries.  In a client’s initial meeting with Mr. Fife, the subject of gifts to be made under the will is normally the first topic that is explored.  To accomplish your objectives relating to gifts, it is obvious that your will must identify the individuals who will …Read More