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The Probate Nation
Providing education and support to those responsible for handling  the finances and care of a living loved one, or probating the estate when a loved one passes away

Editorial Board

Richard John Ruddy, Jr., Esq. 
Publisher 

David C. Knerr, Esq
Associate Publisher

Student Contributors

Khatol Aziz, GMU,
Class 2018
Reema Abuelrish, GMU, Class 2019

Mail: 10427 North Street               Suite 200
         Fairfax,  VA 22030






WELCOME TO THE PROBATE NATION®!

The underlying mission of The Probate Nation® is to serve the needs of the many lay people who take on the enormous responsibility of serving as the guardian and conservator of an aging loved one, or probating the estate of a loved one who has passed. What you will find on the pages of this site are resources and practical explanations that serve to supplement and enhance the many resources posted on the various Circuit Court, Commissioner of Accounts and other websites across Northern Virginia. Collectively these resources offer guardians, conservators, executors and administrators a road map on what they should and should not do to make their journey of service go smoothly. 

But caring for an aging loved one as a guardian and handling their finances as a conservator, or administering a decedent's estate as an executor,  are each a complicated undertaking. All who serve as a guardian, conservator, executor or administrator are advised to consult with legal and tax professionals early in the process so you avoid common and often costly miscues. Nothing provided on this website offers or is intended to serve as a substitute for legal and tax advice from a duly licensed professional you have retained to represent you as guardian, or the estate you are administering as a conservator or probating as an executor. 

Thank you for your service, and good luck on your journey! 

WE GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGE OUR GUESTS, COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS, AND EVERYONE AT FAIRFAX PUBLIC ACCESS TELEVISION FOR THEIR HELP IN LAUNCHING THE PROBATE NATION® IN 2015 AND SUPPORTING IT THROUGH SEVEN SEASONS!
   
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Prior or Upcoming TV Shows

[The Probate Nation® TV Show Appears on Channel 10 weekly on
Wednesday at 9:30 PM - Saturday at Midnight - Sunday at 4:30 PM]
 

   
April 10 The Caregiver Agency - Part 1
April 24 Caregivers
May 8 GAL in Adult Conservatorship and Guardianship Cases - Part 1 
May 22 GAL in Adult Conservatorship and Guardianship Cases - Part 2
June 12 Selling Maryland Real Estate by Estate/Guardian of Property
June 26 Selling DC Real Estate by Estate/Conservatorship
July 4 Reverse Mortgages - Overview
July 11 Reverse Mortgages - Planning Opportunities
July 18 Overview of District of Columbia Probate - Part 1
July 25 Overview of District of Columbia Probate - Part 2
August 1 Obtaining Guardianship of a Special Needs Child - Part 1
August 8 Obtaining Guardianship of a Special Needs Child - Part 2
August 15 The Caregiver Agency - Part 2
August 22 Concierge Medicine for Seniors
August 29 Managing Dementia
September 5 Tangible Property - Valuation
September 12 The Public Guardian and Professional Conservator
September 19 Funding the Revocable Trust
September 26  Durable Power of Attorney - Abuse and Litigation - Part 1
 October 3  Durable Power of Attorney - Abuse and Litigation - Part 2
 October 10  Durable Power of Attorney - Abuse and Litigation - Part 3
 

The Probate Nation
Probate of Decedent's Estate

Overview of Estate Administration

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Living Probate - Adult Conservatorship