Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in Virginia

How do I contest the proposed distribution of an estate?

I am named as the trustee and the sole remainder beneficiary of a testamentary trust created by a will that recently entered Virginia probate. The executor told me that I won't inherit because the gift lapsed due to the sole primary beneficiary of the trust predeceasing the testator. I know this wasn't the testator's intent to leave me out. I would like to contest the executor's distribution plan but don't know how and when to proceed. Also, since I live out of state, do I need a Virginia lawyer?

Asked on 5/25/13, 10:42 am

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Michael E. Hendrickson Attorney & Counsellor at Law
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Yes, not only do you need a Virginia lawyer, but one who is appropriately

knowledgeable of and experienced with matters involving trusts and probate issues in general (in my opinion).

M.E. Hendrickson, Esq

Alexandria, Virginia 22314

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5/25/13, 10:49 am

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