Estate Planning & Administration

From Estate Planning and Administration to Wills and Trusts

Estate planning and administration requires attorneys experienced in guiding clients through complex, and many times, emotional planning, procedures or disputes. Our estate attorneys support clients with a wide variety of expert services in the planning and administration of trusts and estates. We avoid the “one size fits all” approach to planning. When a pre-marital agreement is indicated, our family law attorneys work with our estate planning attorneys to negotiate and draft appropriate agreements.

We advise clients on income (state and federal) and estate and gift taxes. In addition, we assist in planning for closely held businesses, partnerships, real estate, life insurance, charitable trusts, public charities, private foundations, and marital and charitable deductions. These plans are incorporated into wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, pre-marital agreements, health care directives, and retirement benefits. We prepare federal estate tax returns, gift tax returns and federal and state fiduciary income tax returns as well as returns for private foundations.

Whether representing banks, trust companies, not-for-profits, or individuals, our goal is to provide thorough, understandable guidance and administration, and, if necessary, litigation. We represent fiduciaries in suits for aid and direction and other court proceedings. As a mid-size regional firm, our clients have an advantage with Clarke, Dolph, Hull & Brunick, as our business, real estate, family law, and tax attorneys work collaboratively to craft responsible and practical solutions to estate planning and trust and estate administration challenges.

Cyrus A. Dolph, IV
Sarah S. Hull

The Gallery Building Suite 130 5712 Cleveland Street Virginia Beach, VA 23462 Ph: (757) 466-0464 Fax: (757) 466-0834 Email: