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Estate Planning

The Cedar Law Center is a premiere, full-service law firm that provides estate planning services in Virginia Beach. We possess the legal expertise, dedication, and commitment to excellence to be able to provide quality representation to clients on estate planning and administration, probate and trust administration, business succession planning, and other family law issues related to estate administration such as pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.

People often view estate planning as merely looking towards the disposition of property in the future. However, it is much more than that. It is a crucial part of lifetime financial planning. The goal of estate planning is to develop a plan that will boost and maintain the financial security of people and their families. We at the Cedar Law Center understand this and will work with you to create a comprehensive estate plan that is tailored to your needs. We know there is no one-size-fits-all approach to estate planning and that each client’s situation is unique and must be addressed accordingly.

Estate planning goes beyond the drafting and execution of a will. The complex maze of tax rules, the diversity of assets that a client might have in his or her portfolio, and the modern family dynamics that might be at play, requires that estate planning be considered holistically. Our law firm values creativity. This means that we will take the time to listen to your needs, consider the range of legal options available, and make a recommendation based on what the best strategy might be for you.

Our firm also values compassion. The matters we deal with are close to people’s hearts as it often entails valued family relationships and end-of-life issues. We at the Cedar Law Center take this to heart and try to listen carefully to our client’s desires. With estate planning, our clients are often trying to plan for life change and to ensure that loved ones are taken care of when the unexpected happens. Our goal is to empower our clients with the assurance that their desires are captured in the estate plans we prepare for them and to know that those desires will be carried out in the end.

Finally, the Cedar Law Center values competence. Virginia and federal estate, tax, and property laws can make estate planning a complex matter, and without competent counsel, family wealth may be vulnerable. Our goal is to use our extensive experience, energy, and creativity to implement creative strategies to preserve wealth and ensure the future well-being of a client’s family. We also have extensive experience in estate and trust administration, and we ensure that the client’s estate plan is properly administered, which potentially includes representation before courts and tax authorities. We want to help ensure that executors are equipped to carry out their responsibilities in liquidating, administering, or transferring assets or property. Additionally, if a closely held-business is involved, then we also will ensure that succession planning for that business is competently accomplished, and that heirs of the business will enjoy that same return on business investment as the owner enjoyed.

The Cedar Law Center’s principal attorney, Linda Shin, has over a decade of experience in the practice of law. She is passionate about her clients and will work with them to find the right approach for their unique situation. If you live in the Virginia Beach area, including Norfolk and Chesapeake, and are looking to craft a tailored estate plan that will protect your wealth and ensure your family’s future, you should contact the Cedar Law Center. You may reach us by calling (757) 963-7788 or by completing our online contact form.

 

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