Wakefield Law, PLLC

Wakefield Law, PLLC Wakefield Law, PLLC (formerly Charles S. Wakefield, Jr., P.C.) is a boutique law firm providing premier legal services with the personalized client attention of a small practice and the experience and quality of a large firm.
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Charles S. Wakefield, Jr. P.C. was established on January 1, 1995. This law firm specializes in personal injury, contract litigation, collection of debts, and landlord representation.

If you have a loved one who is battling addiction and are concerned about how their struggle will impact your family’s...
01/12/2019
Estate planning in the face of addiction

If you have a loved one who is battling addiction and are concerned about how their struggle will impact your family’s financial future, give us a call. We can help you create an estate plan that gives you peace of mind and protects your loved ones.

Protecting family finances while helping an embattled loved one.

Thinking about changing the locks on an unruly tenant? Not so fast! Check out our blog post on self-help evictions in Vi...
01/11/2019
Landlord Self Help: Can’t I Just Change the Locks on a Problem Tenant?

Thinking about changing the locks on an unruly tenant? Not so fast! Check out our blog post on self-help evictions in Virginia.

If you are a landlord, you may have heard the term “self-help eviction” before. Sometimes this practice goes simply by the name “lockout.” The problem with this practice is that, in the vast majority of cases, it is illegal.  

01/11/2019

“Valley Energy/Capitol Discount Fuel has used the services of Mr. Wakefield for the last 15 years. His efficiency and expediency in the handling of our matters has been fantastic. He has always made himself available for consultation, and his advice regarding the settlement of issues is highly valued. He truly has our best interests in mind in the handling of our affairs.”
— WILLIAM CLEARY, VALLEY ENERGY/CAPITOL DISCOUNT FUEL

The new year is always a great time to revisit your estate plan!https://www.grbj.com/articles/92169-incorporate-estate-p...
01/06/2019
Incorporate estate planning into New Year’s resolutions

The new year is always a great time to revisit your estate plan!
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As we enter the holiday season, many are focused on year-end giving. Whether it’s gifting to friends and family members or charitable organizations, it’s easy to get in the spirit of planning, purchasing and delivering.

If you are injured in a car accident, chances are that your vehicle suffered some damage, too. Maybe you just have a ben...
01/06/2019
What Happens to My Vehicle if it’s Damaged in an Accident?

If you are injured in a car accident, chances are that your vehicle suffered some damage, too. Maybe you just have a bent fender or maybe your car is totaled. So, what now? Often, personal injury attorneys don’t extend their legal representation to include resolving your vehicle problem. At Wakefield Law, we do things differently. We work with our clients to ensure that their vehicle property damage claim is handled quickly and fairly.

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If you are injured in a car accident, chances are that your vehicle suffered some damage, too. Maybe you just have a bent fender or maybe your car is totaled. So, what now?

With so much of our financial and personal information now online, modern-day estate plans should take our digital footp...
12/28/2018
Wealth Matters: Estate planning for your digital life

With so much of our financial and personal information now online, modern-day estate plans should take our digital footprint into account.

With so much of our financial information and personal information now online, estate plans today must address how our digital selves will be managed after our human selves. Here's how to make it easier to navigate the digital maze.

If you have little ones, having an effective estate plan in place is incredibly important. At Wakefield Law, we speciali...
12/27/2018

If you have little ones, having an effective estate plan in place is incredibly important. At Wakefield Law, we specialize in serving young, wealth-building families. Check your estate plan off your to-do list as a strong start to 2019!

This may come as a surprise, but, before this year, the Commonwealth of Virginia did not have a specific standard for th...
12/26/2018
Landlords! Here’s What You Need to Know About Virginia’s New Smoke Detector Law

This may come as a surprise, but, before this year, the Commonwealth of Virginia did not have a specific standard for the installation and maintenance of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in rental units. In 2018, legislation came into effect creating a statewide standard. Check out this week’s blog post for an update on what landlords need to know about the new legislation.

This may come as a surprise, but, before this year, the Commonwealth of Virginia did not have a specific standard for the installation and maintenance of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in rental units. In 2018, a new law is on the books.

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12/25/2018

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A properly designed estate plan is one the greatest gifts you can give your children this holiday season. Send us a DM a...
12/24/2018
The Most Valuable Gift You Can Give: A Good Estate Plan

A properly designed estate plan is one the greatest gifts you can give your children this holiday season. Send us a DM and we can help you get started and protect your little ones.

One of the challenges of being an estate planner is watching clients skimp on estate planning because this reduces the protection of what their descendants will receive by significant multiples, ultimately cheating themselves and their loved ones.

12/21/2018

When collecting payments, negotiating settlements, and making claims in court, Wakefield Law has leveraged attention to detail and persistence to pursue overdue accounts for 30 years.

Trusts only need $12,500 of taxable income in 2018 ($12,750 in 2019) in order to be subject to the top tax rate of 37 pe...
12/20/2018
Leaving an IRA to a loved one? How to avoid a tax bomb

Trusts only need $12,500 of taxable income in 2018 ($12,750 in 2019) in order to be subject to the top tax rate of 37 percent.

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With the right kind of planning, you can pass your retirement nest egg to younger generations. Just be sure to avoid these tax hiccups.

12/19/2018

"We have been utilizing Mr. Wakefield's legal services for approximately three years. In this time, he has proven to be the most successful attorney and closed more cases quickly and fairly than previous firms. Mr. Wakefield and his staff are always courteous and prompt, which is a rare find these days. They are willing to explain the legal process and the expectations from legal proceedings. The knowledge and insight that he has passed onto us has proven to be successful for our business; we will be lifelong clients!"

- Dorothy A.

As a personal injury practice, we spend a lot of time with our clients talking about physical injuries and the associate...
12/17/2018
The Invisible Damage Caused By Accidents

As a personal injury practice, we spend a lot of time with our clients talking about physical injuries and the associated costs that come with treating and rehabilitating these injuries. However, we also see again and again the invisible impacts that these accidents can have. Beyond physical injuries, medical bills, and recovery, our clients also often experience prolonged pain and suffering from the trauma of being in an accident. These invisible impacts, including stress, anxiety, and other psychological impacts, are every bit as real and traumatic as the physical injuries. Learn more in this week’s blog article.

Being in an accident is stressful. Depending on the severity of the accident, it can be life-altering. The invisible impacts, including stress, anxiety, and other psychological impacts, are every bit as real and traumatic as the physical injuries -- and they come with medical costs, too!

What should you do if you are involved in an auto accident? Follow these ten steps to protect yourself and preserve any ...
12/14/2018
Injured in a Car Accident? 10 Things You Need to Do Now

What should you do if you are involved in an auto accident? Follow these ten steps to protect yourself and preserve any potential personal injury claim.

What should you do if you are involved in an auto accident? Follow these ten steps to protect yourself and preserve any potential personal injury claim.

The National Guard is 382 years old today! Happy birthday and thank you to the dedicated men and women who have been ans...
12/13/2018

The National Guard is 382 years old today! Happy birthday and thank you to the dedicated men and women who have been answering the call since 1636!

We have caught the holiday spirit! We are feeling extra festive, so we wanted to share an article with you this week tha...
12/11/2018
‘Tis the Season for Estate Planning

We have caught the holiday spirit! We are feeling extra festive, so we wanted to share an article with you this week that really captures how we feel about estate planning around our office.

At Wakefield Law, we care deeply about our clients and their families. From our perspective, estate planning is all about love, and we are committed to helping our clients show their love by providing for and protecting those they cherish.

To our clients and friends who celebrated the festival of lights, we hope you had a wonderful Hanukkah! May you be guide...
12/10/2018

To our clients and friends who celebrated the festival of lights, we hope you had a wonderful Hanukkah! May you be guided toward a life of joy, peace, and love.

Interesting article on wealth preservation!
12/07/2018
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Interesting article on wealth preservation!

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Online companies try to sell their will-drafting methods as simpler, faster, and cheaper than working with an attorney. ...
12/06/2018
DIY Wills: You Get What You Pay For

Online companies try to sell their will-drafting methods as simpler, faster, and cheaper than working with an attorney. What does this mean in practical terms? You get what you pay for.

Online companies try to sell their will-drafting methods as simpler, faster, and cheaper than working with an attorney. What does this mean in practical terms? You get what you pay for.

Fewer than half of adults in the U.S. have a will or other estate planning documents, according to a survey from . Here ...
12/04/2018
Most Americans Don't Have A Plan For Their Estate After They Die

Fewer than half of adults in the U.S. have a will or other estate planning documents, according to a survey from . Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with CBS News' Jill Schlesinger (@jillonmoney), host of "Jill on Money" and the podcast "Better Off."

As many Americans gather with their families for the holidays, some financial planners say now could be a good time to broach this difficult but important topic.

You may have heard the poem, "Cranky Old Man," written when the man was living his elder years in a nursing home. In our...
12/03/2018
The Legend of the “Cranky Old Man”

You may have heard the poem, "Cranky Old Man," written when the man was living his elder years in a nursing home. In our estate planning practice, we work with families to help them plan for aging and advanced age care. So it came as no surprise that this poem touched a number of us here at Wakefield Law. When we started looking into the origins of the poem, we came across this article, naming the true author of the legendary poem.

The “Cranky Old Man” is a touching poem about aging that has moved countless caregivers around the world to tears. But where did it really come from?

What will happen to your digital footprint after you pass?  Find out in this week’s blog post.
11/29/2018
Managing Your Digital Afterlife

What will happen to your digital footprint after you pass? Find out in this week’s blog post.

Your digital footprint includes personal correspondence, files and documents, photographs, financial information, e-book/iTunes libraries, and subscription services.

At Wakefield Law, we are incredibly grateful for our clients and the trust they put in our services.  Thank you, Megan, ...
11/28/2018

At Wakefield Law, we are incredibly grateful for our clients and the trust they put in our services. Thank you, Megan, for letting us help you create your estate plan!

It’s the National Day of Giving! On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, charities, families, businesses, community centers...
11/27/2018

It’s the National Day of Giving! On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. #GivingTuesday

Happy Thanksgiving from Wakefield Law!
11/22/2018

Happy Thanksgiving from Wakefield Law!

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11/21/2018

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What are you most thankful for? The loved ones in your life are precious, and they rely on you. But, sometimes the unexp...
11/20/2018
Give Thanks with a Thoughtful Estate Plan

What are you most thankful for? The loved ones in your life are precious, and they rely on you. But, sometimes the unexpected occurs. Do you have a plan in place to protect those you hold most dear? You can show your gratitude for your loved ones this holiday season by putting a safety net in place in case the unexpected ever does occur. Dive into this week’s blog article and learn how to create an estate plan to protect the ones you love.

Thanksgiving is the first spark of the holiday season, and before we head into the merriment, joy, and yes, sometimes stress, we are given the opportunity to pause and consider what we are thankful for.  

At Wakefield Law, we believe deeply in our mission to support our client's goals and to be a resource for their success....
11/16/2018

At Wakefield Law, we believe deeply in our mission to support our client's goals and to be a resource for their success. As a legal service provider, a lot of our business comes from word-of-mouth referrals and online reviews. Testimonials and reviews are our lifeline - they give us a chance to hear from our clients and to help others find us. If you have had a good experience with Wakefield Law, please click the link below and leave us a Google Review. We greatly appreciate your support! https://www.google.com/maps/place/Wakefield+Law,+PLLC/@39.1028579,-77.560318,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!3m6!1s0x89b63d81310f3031:0x24a15e3896c21a5c!8m2!3d39.1028538!4d-77.5581293!9m1!1b1?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=WakefieldLawPLLC&utm_content=WakefieldLaw

As your child reaches the age of eighteen and steps out into the world as a legal adult, you will simultaneously be step...
11/15/2018
5 Things Parents Need to Know Before Their Kids Go to College

As your child reaches the age of eighteen and steps out into the world as a legal adult, you will simultaneously be stepping out of your role as legal guardian. This transition is a time when your child needs plenty of support, but they also need the space to grow and learn on their own. To help you on this journey, we have gathered together five things you need to know before your child heads out to college. Check out this week’s blog post!

As your child reaches the age of eighteen and steps out into the world as a legal adult, you will simultaneously be stepping out of your role as legal guardian. To help you on this journey, we have gathered together five things you need to know before your child heads out to college.

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11/13/2018

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Be sure to schedule your November estate planning meeting! To thank you for all you do, we would like to invite you to c...
11/12/2018

Be sure to schedule your November estate planning meeting!

To thank you for all you do, we would like to invite you to come in for a FREE estate plan review.

To take advantage of these invitation, call our office at (703) 771-9740 during the month of November to schedule your appointment.

Congratulations 2018 Loudoun County graduates!
11/07/2018
Loudoun Students’ SAT Scores Surpass State, National Averages

Congratulations 2018 Loudoun County graduates!

The 2018 graduates of Loudoun County’s high schools outperformed the state and national averages on the SAT, according to data recently released by the College Board. The average total score for the county’s class of 2018 was 1184—29 points higher than the class of 2017’s average total score...

Recently, a court in France ruled that a text message sent shortly before a man’s death in 2016 altering his will was ...
11/05/2018
What Constitutes a Valid Will in Virginia?

Recently, a court in France ruled that a text message sent shortly before a man’s death in 2016 altering his will was not enforceable. The court decided that a text message altering the terms of a legally executed will cannot be verified, and so is not considered a valid will. However, a court in Australia found the opposite to be true in 2017. These conflicting messages raise the question: what constitutes a valid will in Virginia?

Recently, a court in France ruled that a text message sent shortly before a man’s death in 2016 altering his will was not enforceable. The court decided that a text message altering the terms of a legally executed will cannot be verified, and so is not considered a valid will. However, a court in ...

It’s tax planning time, which is a great reason to read up on how the new tax law affects your estate plan.
11/01/2018
How Does the New Tax Law Affect Your Estate Plan?

It’s tax planning time, which is a great reason to read up on how the new tax law affects your estate plan.

The tax reform enacted at the end of 2017 will have a far-reaching impact on many areas of tax and financial planning.

Wakefield Law would like to wish everyone a safe and spooky Halloween!
10/31/2018

Wakefield Law would like to wish everyone a safe and spooky Halloween!

Every year around Halloween, we ask ourselves: what are we afraid of? Estate planning, at its most basic, is looking you...
10/31/2018
Estate Planning Doesn't Have to Be So Spooky

Every year around Halloween, we ask ourselves: what are we afraid of? Estate planning, at its most basic, is looking your deepest fears in the face and saying, “I’m not going to let you keep me from taking action any longer.” Take a look at this week’s article and then give us a call if you are ready to take your first steps.

During the weeks leading up to Halloween, everywhere you look there are signs of the spooky season: ghosts, monsters, zombies, and ghouls are hanging from windows and doors throughout Northern Virginia. We may even visit a haunted house or see a horror movie. But truthfully, these are not the things

As if we needed another reason to celebrate. Happy National Chocolate Day!
10/28/2018

As if we needed another reason to celebrate. Happy National Chocolate Day!

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10/26/2018

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"I recently had the pleasure of working with Attorney Charles Wakefield on a personal injury case that was settled to my...
10/24/2018

"I recently had the pleasure of working with Attorney Charles Wakefield on a personal injury case that was settled to my satisfaction. His experience, expertise, and attention to detail made a stressful time so much easier for me. I was especially appreciative of the time he took to answer all questions, and I never felt rushed over the phone or in person.” - Deborah S.

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