Wills and Will Contests

Help from a Prince William County wills attorney

To make a valid will in Virginia, you must be at least 18 years of age and of sound mind. In addition, to be enforceable, your will must be in writing, signed by you, or by another person you direct to sign in your presence. Two people who are not beneficiaries must witness wills.

The skilled wills lawyers of VON KELLER LAW can explain the intricacies of perfecting a will in Virginia to you. Our offices are located in Manassas and we serve all of Prince William County. We can help you avoid mistakes and ensure that your estate passes in the way you wish while minimizing tax liability.

Living wills

Virginia law allows for the execution of a living will. This type of advanced directive enables you to provide for the way you want your health care managed in the event you become too ill to speak for yourself. A living will may be revoked by you at any time you have the capacity to do so.

Will contests

To contest a will in Virginia, you must meet certain requirements. Common grounds for a will contest include the following:

  • Lack of testamentary intent or capacity on the part of the decedent
  • Undue influence or duress
  • Revocation
  • Fraud
  • Mistake

There are time limits for contesting a will in Virginia. If you seek to contest a will in Prince William County or the surrounding area, an attorney at VON KELLER LAW would be pleased to examine your situation. We can explain how Virginia law applies to your matter and whether it is in your interests to bring a will contest action.

Our lawyers can help with Prince William County wills

If you are seeking a wills law firm in Prince William County, or have questions about will contest, our lawyers can help. At VON KELLER LAW, our attorneys are ready to explain all the nuances of wills including living wills to you, and we can give you the advice you need to set your mind at ease about the future. Speak to an informed and highly skilled attorney today. Our offices are conveniently located in Manassas. Contact us for help with all your estate-planning needs.