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West Virginia Trusts and Estates Lawyer

Jeffrey R. Adams
Jeffrey R. Adams
jadams@wawlaw.com
540.434.0316
Matthew W. Light, Esq. (Removed)
Matthew W. Light, Esq. (Removed)
mlight@wawlaw.com

Lauren R. Darden
Lauren R. Darden
ldarden@wawlaw.com
540.434.0316
P. Marshall Yoder, Of Counsel
P. Marshall Yoder, Of Counsel
pmyoder@wawlaw.com
540.434.0316
Donald E. Showalter, Of Counsel
Donald E. Showalter, Of Counsel
dshowalt@wawlaw.com
540.434.0316
James L. Johnson
James L. Johnson
jjohnson@wawlaw.com
540.434.0316
Stephan W. Milo
Stephan W. Milo
smilo@wawlaw.com
540.434.0316
Lucas I. Pangle
Lucas I. Pangle
lpangle@wawlaw.com
540.434.0316

Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC

100 South Mason Street
P.O. Box 20028
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
United States

Consult with a Proven West Virginia Trusts and Estates Lawyer

The proven West Virginia estate lawyers at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC are experienced in the effective resolution of estate lawsuits and claims as related to family estates and trusts. West Virginia estate attorneys are knowledgeable in all areas of general estate law, including but not limited to instances of estate bankruptcy, living trusts and retirement planning in West Virginia, West Virginia.

The West Virginia trusts and estates attorneys have experience representing clients with matters involving:

  • West Virginia Decedents Estate Lawyer
  • West Virginia Estate Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • West Virginia Estate Lawyer
  • West Virginia Estate Planning Lawyer
  • West Virginia Family Trusts Lawyer
  • West Virginia Living Trusts Lawyer
  • West Virginia Powers of Attorney Lawyer
  • West Virginia Retirement Planning Lawyer
  • West Virginia Special Needs Trusts Lawyer
  • West Virginia Trust Lawyer
  • West Virginia Unclaimed Property Lawyer
  • West Virginia Wealth Planning Lawyer

Experienced West Virginia Trust Attorney

Trusts are estate-planning tools that can replace or supplement wills; as well as help manage property during life. A trust manages the distribution of a person’s property by transferring its benefits and obligations to different people. There are many reasons to create a trust, making this property distribution technique a popular choice for many people when creating an estate plan.

The basics of trust creation are fairly simple. To create a trust, the property owner (called the “trustor,” “grantor,” or “settlor”) transfers legal ownership to a person or institution (called the “trustee”) to manage that property for the benefit of another person (called the “beneficiary”). The trustee often receives compensation for his or her management role. Trusts create a “fiduciary” relationship running from the trustee to the beneficiary, meaning that the trustee must act solely in the best interests of the beneficiary when dealing with the trust property. If a trustee does not live up to this duty, then the trustee is legally accountable to the beneficiary for any damage to his or her interests. The grantor may act as the trustee himself or herself, and retain ownership instead of transferring the property, but he or she still must act in a fiduciary capacity. A grantor may also name him or herself as one of the beneficiaries of the trust. In any trust arrangement, however, the trust cannot become effective until the grantor transfers the property to the trustee.

An experienced West Virginia estate lawyer is professional and knowledgeable in understanding the details, facts, complications, and circumstances that arise in a trusts and estates case.

Trusted West Virginia Estate Law Firm

The West Virginia estate attorneys at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC are distinguished by a history of successful estate claim recoveries and resolutions. For experienced representation in an estate dispute or if you need help with estate planning, contact the West Virginia estate lawyers at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC in West Virginia.

Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC

100 South Mason Street
P.O. Box 20028
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
United States

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Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC

100 South Mason Street
P.O. Box 20028
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
United States

Law Firm Contact: Thomas E. Ullrich / Jeffrey R. Adams

Tel: 540.434.0316

Fax: 540.434.5502

Email: tullrich@wawlaw.com, jadams@wawlaw.com

Website: www.wawlaw.com

Member Since: 2014

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