Estate Planning

Midlothian Wills and Trusts Lawyer

At Spinella, Owings & Shaia, P.C. we aim to provide peace of mind to families planning for the event of death, illness or incapacity. We help clients create a comprehensive and individualized plan that preserves wealth for heirs and guides loved ones when the time comes to make decisions about one's care.

Established in Richmond in 1953, our firm provides estate planning services to clients throughout the Richmond Metro area and northern Virginia. Contact us today about an affordable, customized solution. Regardless of the size of your estate, taking this important step now ensures that your wishes are honored and minimizes time, expense and legal problems for your family.

Our experienced lawyers offer both basic estate planning and sophisticated tools for managing assets and minimizing taxes:

  • Wills and trusts : A will to ensure proper distribution of your property. A trust for the distribution and protection of assets and property.
  • Power of attorney for financial matters: A person who can make financial decisions for you in the event that you cannot.
  • Medical power of attorney: Someone to make medical decisions on your behalf if you cannot communicate your wishes.
  • Living will (health care directive): A document in which you can explicitly describe your wishes for medical care that is to be followed by your medical power of attorney and medical professionals.
  • Guardianship and conservatorship: Avenues of protection for personal and financial issues in the event an elderly individual or incapacitated person cannot make decisions for themselves.

Advanced Estate Planning

Spinella, Owings & Shaia has assisted clients with large, complex estates. We can set up and administer various types of trusts to avoid taxation, provide for minor children or a family member with special needs, fund a favorite charity, or accomplish other estate planning goals. With extensive experience in business law and tax law, our attorneys can also advise on gift tax planning and business succession planning strategies for transferring assets of a family-owned company to the next generation with the least tax impact.

Contact a Richmond Estate Planning Lawyer

We take the time to discuss all scenarios with clients and help them make informed decisions. Contact our office in Richmond to arrange an appointment at a time convenient for you. Call us today at 804-747-0920.