Family Law - Wills, Trusts & Estates

For over 20 years I have been an estate planning and estate administration lawyer.  I have also been able to assist clients with guardianships and conservatorships when necessary.  I will be happy to talk with you about the legal and practical measures involved in family law issues.  

As your attorney, I will help you prioritize what is critical and what is not in order to give you peace of mind.  The AARP estimates that only about 60% of people over the age of 50 have Wills and Trusts, only 45% have Durable Powers of Attorney, only 30% have Advance Medical Directives and only around 23% have Living Trusts. 

My services include the following:

(i) Powers of Attorney;  and Advance Medical Directives;
(ii) Guardianships and Conservatorships;
(iii) Wills;
(iv) Revocable Trusts;
(v) Irrevocable Trusts;
(vi) Charitable Remainder Unitrusts;

(vii) Insurance Trusts

People often ask me what they to do to manage wills and estates, elder law and Medical Directives, and at a minimum, I have compiled a complete list of these under the ’Frequently Asked Questions’ (FAQs) section.

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However, please understand that to avoid possible conflicts of interest, I cannot answer e-mail legal questions.  

For example, conflicting parties could contact me asking for advice in the same dispute.   This would be regarded as a conflict of interest.

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The Law Offices of Ralph E. Nichols are conveniently located at 

638 Independence Parkway, Suite 240

Chesapeake, VA  23320

(In the Greenbrier section of Chesapeake)

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Disclaimer:  The answers to any questions on this site do not constitute legal advice, nor do they constitute the formation of a client-lawyer relationship, but are provided for general information purposes only and should not be understood as a substitute for personal legal advice. Therefore, until an attorney-client relationship is formed through a Retainer Agreement, visitors’ information may not be kept confidential, or prevent representation of an adverse party.


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