Hundreds of Cases Successfully Handled
Lynchburg Litigation Lawyer
Serving Virginia Clients to Build Winning Cases
In cases where no one was charged with a crime but there must be a legal remedy, civil and business litigation may be necessary. At A. R. Pike Law Firm, we understand what it takes to help our clients build effective legal strategies and obtain favorable outcomes for their challenging situations.
Our Lynchburg litigation attorney has built a reputation for effective advocacy during stressful cases. As a former Judge Advocate in the U.S. Air Force, military leaders relied upon him to defend the interests of the United States. He now uses that experience to fight for clients throughout Virginia.
What Makes a Will Valid in Virginia?
A will is valid when it is in writing and signed by the testator, or by some person in the testator’s presence and by his direction. This pretty much means that the will itself must be both in writing and signed by you or someone at your direction. Oral wills in Virginia are also not considered valid in Virginia.
The main reason why it must be written is to prevent fraud, as written wills are easier to copy and disperse among any relevant parties. When you sign your will, you must have at least two witnesses present. They must also sign the will in front of you in order to prove its validity. It is also recommended to get your will notarized. This means that a public notary (usually someone at your attorney’s office) will formally sign the will as a valid legal document.
Personalized Attention for Your Case
While you may be sure you have a winning case strategy, it is important to remember that judges try not to assume anything. What may be obvious to you may require more proof than you actually have. An experienced litigation attorney can help you gather the relevant facts and details needed to prove your side of the story and obtain the best possible outcome for your situation.
A. R. Pike Law Firm offers representation in lawsuits involving:
Aggressive Advocacy on Your Side
It is never advisable to handle legal matters on your own. Building a strong case is about more than just knowing the law—you need to be able to tenaciously defend your interests and accurately characterize the other side’s position.
During your consultation with A. R. Pike Law Firm, we will go over your situation to give you a clear picture of what to expect and how to best use your legal options. As your advocate, you can count on Attorney Aaron R. Pike to fight for you when it counts.