Your family. Your business. Your future. These three elements are often bound together, with the success of one dependent on the success of the other.
At Richard A. Dezio, P.C. we understand that protecting your family and preserving your wealth may be one and the same. Since 1991 we have provided quality legal counsel to individuals, families, and small businesses. With our estate planning services, we help you plan for the future, without losing sight of what truly matters.
We believe that our estate planning services can bring you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you have provided for your loved ones in case something happens to you. And we can demystify estate planning process for you, so that you have a clear understanding of your estate plan. We will work with you to get everything set up, so that your loved ones won’t be scrambling in case something happens to you.
We represent clients in matters related to the following:
- Estate planning
- Estate litigation
- Business formation, transactions, and contracts
Our strategic approach to legal issues helps you avoid complications whenever possible and deal with them quickly if they do arise. We aggressively pursue the best course of action for you, and we are always prepared to answer any questions or address any of your concerns.
As part of our estate planning services, we can do the following:
Map out the appropriate estate planning approach: Whether it is a will or a trust we can advise you on your options and the benefits of each.
Establish a plan for health care and end of life issues: We can help you with all health care directives to ensure your wishes are met.
Establish tax protections: Our attorneys stay up to date on constantly changing tax laws and can make recommendations to ensure that the maximum amount of your estate passes to your heirs.
Handle litigation issues: We are skilled at handling all types of will disputes and contests. We can also advise you on business disputes, and other assorted contract issues.
From our offices based in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia, we represent clients throughout Northern Virginia and the D.C. metro area, including Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, District of Columbia, Prince William County and Manassas
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What Our Clients Say About Us
We went to Mr. Dezio for estate planning purposes and found him to be extremely knowledgeable. He is very responsive. If you call him and he is not there to take the call, he returns the call within a short time. The same for e-mails. I was impressed by this. He is efficient and prepared the documents carefully and completely in a very timely fashion. He is approachable with a calm demeanor. He is thoughtful in his approach and answers every question thoroughly and explained legal procedures and terminology clearly and concisely. I would recommend him very highly.
When my husband and I sat down with attorney Richard Allen Dezio for the first time, we did not know what to expect from the process, or the cost of creating our family trust, will and durable power of attorney. Mr. Dezio quickly put us at ease with his knowledgeable responses and relaxed mannerism during our discussions. Our documents were excellently prepared by Mr. Dezio and his team.
I wanted only to update my will, but Mr. Dezio recommended that I also establish a trust, based on my particular situation and status. It's the perfect vehicle for me. At his recommendation, I also completed other documents, including an advance medical directive and durable general power of attorney. While he provided draft documents in each case, he very graciously accepted appropriate suggestions for modifying them to suit my needs. He has a very extensive knowledge of the applicable law. Also, he provided me with sound practical advice on personal questions that I posed. He has a warm, engaging personality and made me feel very comfortable. I'm just delighted with the product that he helped me develop. I highly recommend him to anyone needing advice on estate matters. When the time comes that I must update my own, I plan to use his services again.
Mr. Dezio represented me in a complex estate litigation. His advice was sound and work product high grade. Through his efforts we able to settle the case without the expense and uncertainty of a trial.
Dick Dezio was a tremendous help to my family and me during a difficult time following a death in the family. Dick effectively and professionally handled all matters pertaining to the settlement of the outstanding estate. His knowledge and perseverance were essential in getting through a difficult and time consuming process as efficiently as possible. He was always willing to answer questions and provided solid recommendations when asked. His communication skills were excellent.
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