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Jennifer Atkinson concentrates her practice on estate planning, from basic will or revocable living trust plans to more complex plans including multiple trusts and irrevocable trusts for purposes of asset protection, long term care planning, or such other purposes as may be needed to help clients preserve the assets and relationships they have built over a lifetime. She also assists executors and trustees in navigating the often daunting process of managing the estate or trust according to the wishes of their loved ones.
Ms. Atkinson also has extensive experience in formation, acquisitions, mergers, dissolutions, and transactions of closely held businesses. In addition to state courts, she is admitted to practice before the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. Tax Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Throughout her fourteen years of practice, Ms. Atkinson has lived in and served the Hampton Roads community.
Jennifer earned her law degree from the Marshall Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in 1999 and her B.A., also from the College of William and Mary, in 1996. She is a member of the Virginia State Bar Trusts and Estates and Family Law sections, the Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association, the Virginia Beach Bar Association, the Republican Professionals Network, the Financial Planning Association of Hampton Roads, and the Virginia Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
Hogge Law offers experienced representation to seniors and their families to navigate the many complex issues facing the aging population today. Unfortunately, even with proper estate planning, serious disputes can and do arise. Hogge Law is equipped with the specific knowledge and experience to handle these disputes.
Our first priority is preventing problems from reaching the litigation stage and resolving disputes that may not need to go to trial. If litigation is unavoidable, we fight hard for our clients' best interests all the way through the end of trial.
We can help seniors and their families with a full array of issues:
- Drafting wills, advance directives, and powers of attorney
- Probate litigation
- Elder abuse
- Fiduciary matters
- Financial misuse and fraud
- Power of attorney disputes
- Undue Influence
- Fraudulent conveyances
- Will contests
- Medical decision-making disputes
- Guardian ad litem services
We represent individuals, family members, personal representatives, fiduciaries, and beneficiaries in simple or complex, uncontested or contested litigation. We also work closely with area estate attorneys and others to meet all of the needs of seniors and their families.