Probate Law Firm

Law Firm in Vienna, VA

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Firm Overview

Your Inheritance Matters

The personal representative appointed by the court is responsible for the estate administration. Since the personal representative is handling money and assets for someone else - the decedent, beneficiaries, heirs, and creditors - the personal representative is in a fiduciary role and held to a high standard of responsibility and trust. The process of estate administration includes taking possession and control of estate assets, filing an inventory of the assets, paying the debts of the decedent, filing tax returns, and filing accountings itemizing and documenting all receipts, disbursements, and distributions of the assets. The Probate Law Firm handles all aspects of estate administration, employing professionals with a wide range of expertise.

The Probate Law Firm can also assist you with trust administration. If the decedent had a revocable living trust at the time of death, or a testamentary trust (created under the decedent's last will and testament), the trust must be administered in many of the same ways as an estate. The trustee of the trust is responsible for taking possession and control of trust assets, paying debts associated with the trust and estate, filing tax returns, and may also be responsible for providing accountings itemizing and documenting all receipts, disbursements, and distributions of the trust assets.

Areas of Law:
-Probate and Trust Administration
-Life Insurance Claims
-Asset Transfers
-Estate Tax Returns
-Retirement Account Benefit
-Insolvent Estates
-Social Security Survivor Benefits
-After-Death Estate Tax Planning
-Creditor Claims
-Estate Planning for Survivors.
Main Office

Main Office
8045 Leesburg Pike, 5th Floor
Vienna  VA  22182

Phone
  • 703-891-7800
Fax
Estate Planning
Probate Law Firm will represent your Estate Planning legal matters.
Areas of Law:
-Probate and Trust Administration
-Life Insurance Claims
-Asset Transfers
-Estate Tax Returns
-Retirement Account Benefit
-Insolvent Estates
-Social Security Survivor Benefits
-After-Death Estate Tax Planning
-Creditor Claims
-Estate Planning for Survivors.

Gretchyn G. Meinken

Attorney in Vienna, VA

Gretchyn G. Meinken is an attorney with Probate Law Firm. Northern Virginia Magazine has honored her as a Top Lawyer, Wills and Probates. Ms. Meinken is a member of the Virginia and Maryland State Bars, along with the Fairfax Bar Association, where she's a member of the Wills, Trusts and Estates section. She is Vice President of Northern Virginia Women Attorneys Association, where she has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2008.

Ms. Meinken received her Juris Doctorate from the George Mason University School of Law where she served on the Journal of Law, Economics & Policy. She graduated cum laude from the University of Alabama receiving her Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration, majoring in both International Finance and German.

Areas of Law:
-Business Law
-Estate Planning
-Corporate Law

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Attorney

Associations & Memberships:
State Bar of Virginia; State Bar of Maryland; Bar Association of Fairfax.
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