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Nuts & Bolts of Estate Administration in Virginia

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Produced on March 04, 2019

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Course Information

Time 1h 1m
Difficulty Beginner
Topics covered in this course: Wills, Trusts, & Estates

Course Description

Estate Administration in Virginia can be full of twists, turns and nuances. The process is further complicated by the emotions and grief that family members and fiduciaries are simultaneously experiencing over the loss of a loved one. This course is meant to help attorneys navigate the estate administration process so they can effectively and competently assist their clients through the process, whatever the client’s relation to the Estate.

The program will guide attorneys through the probate and qualification process, administration of the Estate, the filing of an inventory and accountings with the Commissioner of Accounts, the filing and resolution of claims against the Estate, navigation of the statutory rights of the surviving spouse and family members of the decedent, and final distribution and closure of the Estate. It will alert attorneys to pitfalls of the process and provide practical guidance and solutions to help attorneys successfully navigate the process.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Navigate the probate and qualification process to start the estate administration process
  2. Identify tips and tricks related to the administration a decedent’s Estate from the marshalling of assets to the point of final distribution
  3. Discuss reporting requirements with the Commissioner of Accounts during the administration of an Estate
  4. Address claims filed by creditors against an Estate
  5. Review statutory rights of a surviving spouse and other family members that come up during administration of an Estate, to include claims for elective share

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Lisa Campo

Hale Ball

Attorney Lisa M. Campo is an associate at Hale Ball. Ms. Campo has been with the firm since 2007 as a legal assistant before attending law school and as a law clerk during law school working primarily during her breaks from school. Ms. Campo graduated from University of Baltimore School of Law in Baltimore, Maryland. During law school, Ms. Campo was a member of the Robert F. Wagner National Labor & Employment Law Moot Court team and competed in the national competition held at New York Law School. Ms. Campo has special interest in Wills, Trust and Estate litigation and civil litigation.

Kimberley Murphy

Hale Ball

Kimberley Ann Murphy, Esq., has been a partner and principal attorney of the law firm of Hale Ball Carlson Baumgartner Murphy, PLC, in Fairfax, Virginia, since 2005. She had been an Associate with the firm since being admitted to the Virginia State Bar in October 2000. Attorney Murphy concentrates her practice in the areas of Administrative Law (professional license compliance), Estates and Trusts (administration and litigation) and Business/Civil litigation). She has appeared on numerous occasions before many circuit courts throughout the Commonwealth, in addition to the Court of Appeals of Virginia and the Supreme Court of Virginia, as well as the Virginia Department of Health Professions and Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. In 2007, Attorney Murphy was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Attorney Kimberley Murphy has published an article with the Virginia Bar Association's Wills, Trusts & Estates section as well as presented a seminar for funeral professionals for the International Order of the Golden Rule. She has presented CLE's for the Fairfax Bar Association and National Business Institute. She was named to Best Lawyers in America for 2014 for Trusts and Estates – Litigation, and for 2015 for Trusts and Estates and Trusts and Estates – Litigation. She attained an AV-rated peer review in 2014, and has been named to Super Lawyers since 2007.


Timothy D.

Very polished presentation.

Maria P.

excellent presentation. thanks.

Cathleen W.

Good overview .of VA probate process.

Anna R.

Highly recommend!

Lynn K.

VA Circuit Court Forms incredibly useful for beginners

Daniel K.

Very well presented.

Virginia E.

Good coverage and solid presentation.

Bruce C.


Antoine M.

Good overview

Rena S.

very informative and I like that there were links for the accounting forms.

Mary F W.

Excellent organization and instruction.

Kathryn A.


Nikki K.

well presented and very useful practice tips throughout. well done!

Maeve T.


Amy G.

Very helpful for persons who practice in other areas.

William P.

Excellent, succinct presentation.

TeriMichelle J.

Well prepared primer on Virginia estate administration

Patsy M.

This course was excellent! I have been identified as an administrator of the estate of a relative and this information will help tremendously

Robert G.

Great Presentation

Brian B.

Good content, helpful slides. Easy to follow. Thanks.

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