Create an Estate and Elder Plan So You

Can Face the Future with Confidence 

Use a combination of legal tools, such as wills, trusts, and powers of attorney, to

take control of your future, protect your assets, and provide for your loved ones.

The Future Can Be Scary. If You Don’t Have a Plan, You Risk:

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Paying too much in taxes

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People fighting over your possessions

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Neglect or abuse

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Making things hard for your family

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The state taking over

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Not having enough money as you age

Being unprepared isn’t worth the risk.

The Future Can Be Overwhelming and Uncertain.

We won’t stop until you have an estate and elder plan that will handle whatever lies ahead.

 

  • One-on-one consulting with Joshua E. Hummer, Esq. and our estate planning specialists to determine your individual needs

  • Thorough, personalized, and highly accurate legal documents to accomplish your goals

  • Instructions on how to organize and maintain your plan after you have your documents in hand

  • Continued relationship with our team to ensure you, your agents, and your family have professional legal support through each season of life

What to Expect From Our Four Step Process

Here are the steps we’ll take to get you the plan you need.

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Step 1: We Listen and Explain

We start by scheduling an introductory call between you and one of our estate planning specialists. Once our specialist has an overview of your goals, relationships, and assets, we will schedule time for you to consult with our attorney, Josh. During the consultation, you are free to ask questions about your specific concerns, and Josh will give you advice on the best estate and elder planning options for your unique situation.

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Step 2: You Receive a Customized Proposal

After your consultation, we will send you a customized proposal that formally explains the advice Josh gives you during your consultation. It will include an engagement letter, which is a legal agreement between you and us regarding the plan we are proposing.  Once you sign the engagement letter, we will begin creating your estate and elder plan. 

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Step 3: We Craft Your Estate & Elder Plan

As we begin crafting your estate and elder plan, we will thoroughly review all the information you have given us, then draft the first version of your legal documents. After we have drafted them, we will send them to you for review. We will make as many changes as you want, and we will exchange the documents with you as many times as necessary until you are confident that they will accomplish your goals. 

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Step 4: We Implement Your Estate & Elder Plan

After you have approved the legal documents, we will schedule a time for you to come into our office to sign them. Once the documents are signed, we will make a copy of the originals for our files, then give the originals back to you in an organized binder. We will then give you instructions on how to store and use each document moving forward.

 Who We Are 

We are a team of legal professionals who are passionate about helping people gain confidence and peace of mind about the future.

Several years ago, we switched our focus from practicing in many areas of the law to specializing in estate planning, estate administration, and elder law. Death and aging gives people perspective about life and what is important to them, and we have found that estate and elder planning provide a unique opportunity to express those values and care for those they hold dear.

We love to hear our clients’ stories and come alongside them as they seek to protect and themselves, their families, and their assets. We hope you will reach out to us and join the many people who have found confidence and peace of mind through estate and elder planning!

Don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what our clients are saying:

“Our Best Legal Experience."

We have been talking (and talking, and talking) about finishing our wills for several years. Josh made the process so easy and was so informative that we finished the process with one visit and then the signing. I am amazed and relieved.”

Steve M.

Outstanding Legal Services

We hired Josh to write a will, advanced medical directive, and power of attorney for my wife and I. From the initial consultation until delivery of the final certified documents, Josh’s service was outstanding. He explained everything clearly, kept us informed throughout the process, and delivered a binder not only with the documents, but with complete explanations and instructions for the use of each one. I recommend him wholeheartedly.

Dave

Estate Planning Made Easy

Josh and his team were very helpful in walking my wife and I through the process of creating our wills and power of attorney. He was easy to work with and very professional.

Carson

Outstanding, professional estate planning services

It had been many years since we updated our will and we engaged Joshua to help us bring everything up to date. Joshua developed a draft will for myself and my wife, as well as advance medical directive and financial power of attorney documents. The documents that Joshua and his staff developed for us are extremely professional with copious cites to pertinent Virginia statutes. Josh delivered the finished product in a very nice binder and followed up with a call to go over everything and respond to any final questions concerning the documents. In addition, he provided advice on the do’s and don’ts of storing and executing the documents. In summary, it’s hard to envision a more professional and effective legal team than Josh and his staff in the estate planning area of the law.

Stephen

Estate Planning

Josh Hummer’s office was recommended to us by our church (fbcva.org). My wife & I went to Josh for assistance to prepare our estate plan (family trust, last will & testament, health care directive and power of attorney). He provided personalized service, listened to our needs, gave sound advice and provided feedback on our requests. The documents were prepared professionally and quickly, and he followed up on the ancillary items necessary to finalize all the details. This gives us peace of mind that our wishes will be followed, with minimal interaction with the state. I would use them again and recommend them for any legal services that may be necessary.

Vince

Estate Planning

I want to thank Josh Hummer for all he did for my husband and myself in planning our wills. He was very informative and down to earth about answers to all our questions we had and also with the follow up and more questions we had, We could not have asked for a better resource or a better person to help us, Would highly recommend him and his office staff to anyone.

Anonymous

Accounting and Closing of Family Estate

Josh assisted me with the affairs and closing of my mother’s estate. After my mother’s death, I did not have a clue what I needed to do. Josh and his staff were very helpful and professional . They guided me and advised me with the accounting and sale of the estate. A job I could not have done on my own. Josh and his staff took care of business in a timely and orderly manner. He and his staff were friendly and very accountable. They eased my fear and made my job easy! I would have lost a lot of the benefits as executor and would have faced some unpleasant confrontations without them. If you are left as the executor of your family’s estate and need assistance, I highly recommend Joshua Hummer and his amazing staff.

Lisha

Great experience

Mr. Hummer and his team were helpful and knowledgeable. We had a very positive experience!

Jennifer

Estate planning excellence!

We recently had the opportunity to receive advice on revisions to our legal documents with Josh. The process was easy and extremely informative to complete our will, power of attorney, and advanced medical directive. We feel very confident in the advice that was given and very pleased with the process to complete these necessary changes. Josh is very willing to work with his clients in a “no pressure” environment. This was reassuring and remained constant throughout the process. Once the process was complete, we had the opportunity to meet his staff and can truly say they made us feel very welcome. The process to sign was well orchestrated and uncomplicated. We highly recommend Josh Hummer for your legal service needs.

Matt

"Clear and Concise"

Josh provided clear and concise recommendations about estate documents that we required. He provided an updated will and power of attorney and medical directive at a reasonable price. Office staff was most friendly and helpful.

Chris

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