Estate Planning, Administration, and Probate

A key time to have sensitive and competent legal advice and counsel

Estate planning

At Baskin, Jackson & Lasso P.C. we understand that everyone has a unique situation.  We help evaluate and counsel clients on everything from wills, powers of attorney, and health care directives to more sophisticated estate planning techniques.

We provide counsel on all estate planning concerns, including:

  • Managing assets during incapacity
  • Specifying guardians of minor children
  • Asset protection from creditors
  • Managing assets for minors
  • Managing assets for those with a disability
  • Taking care of special family concerns
  • Planning to reduce, eliminate, or defer estate and income taxes
  • Preparation for retirement
  • Simplifying administration of the estate
  • Family limited partnerships (FLPs)
  • Qualified personal residence trusts (QPRTs)
  • Irrevocable life insurance trusts (ILITs)
  • Charitable remainder unitrusts (CRUTs)
  • Charitable remainder annuity trusts  (CRATs)
  • Qualified domestic trusts (QDOTs)
  • Qualified terminable interest property trusts (QTIPs)

Estate administration

Estate administration involves settling a deceased person's estate.  Sometimes this can be relatively simple, while in others it can be exceedingly complex.

While almost every estate requires some services of a lawyer, many tasks can be performed by a layperson, with guidance from the lawyer.  Many clients prefer to do much of the work themselves and we encourage this.  This also helps to keep legal fees paid by the estate to a minimum.  At Baskin, Jackson & Lasso P.C., we offer great flexibility in our services.

We can help you:

  • Probate a will
  • Qualify as a personal representative
  • Pay debts
  • Settle disputes
  • Sell real or personal property
  • Fund and administer a trust
  • Manage and liquidate the decedent's business
  • Make tax elections
  • File federal and state income and estate tax returns
  • File an inventory and annual accountings with the Court
  • Distribute assets to beneficiaries

Contact us

For assistance with your estate planning and administration needs, contact Baskin, Jackson & Lasso P.C. today.  We have extensive experience in the administration of estates for all counties in northern Virginia.