In the Media: Foster Friedman Informs Kiplinger of the Danger Signs of Financial Frauds on the Elderly

Pictured: A photo of Foster Friedman with Kiplinger text above. Here, Friedman informs Kiplinger about financial fraud on elderly people.

This very moment, someone’s elderly parent or grandparent is likely wiring tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars to scammers overseas,” says Foster Friedman, an estate planning attorney and partner at Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Meinken & Leischner. Scammers are smart and relentless, using a variety of ruses to draw seniors into their schemes. Kiplinger.com turns to Friedman for more information on the signs of financial elder abuse and tips for preventing your

‘Best Law Firms’ 2020: Wade Grimes Friedman Meinken & Leischner Honored by U.S. News & World Report

Pictured: Headshots of lawyers from the U.S. News & World Report 2020 "Best Law Firms".

For the fourth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report names Wade Grimes Friedman Meinken & Leischner PLLC among its “Best Law Firms” for 2020. Firms named to the list are honored for professional excellence with impressive ratings from clients and peers. Receiving this honor signals quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. 

To be eligible for a ranking, the firm must have a lawyer listed in “The Best

Solicitando un divorcio y bancarrota: ¿Cual viene primero?

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El divorcio y la bancarotta muchas veces vienen al mismo tiempo. Pero, haciendo los dos al mismo tiempo puede crear complicaciones. La abogado de bancarrota Xue Connelly explica que es mejor solicitar uno antes del otro. Sin embargo, si se declara en bancarrota o divorcio primero, depende en sus circunstancias individuales.

¿Qué complicaciones pueden surgir al presentar el divorcio y la bancarrota al mismo tiempo?

“Un divorcio se archiva en la corte estatal, mientras que la

What Are The Benefits of Hiring a Former Public Defender?

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Published Oct 11, 2019 by Rebecca Wade

Hiring the right attorney isn’t easy, but can largely determine the outcome of your case. Attorney Rebecca Wade explains the significant advantages of hiring a former public defender to take on your criminal or family law case.

1. Former public defenders have more extensive experience trying cases in court.

“The reality is, public defenders spend a lot of time in court,” explains Wade. “They have experience balancing enormous caseloads, which is a

Losing an Inheritance Is Easy – Turn it into Lasting Wealth

Adults who receive an inheritance save just half, while spending, donating or losing the rest.” In an insightful article, The New York Times says if you come into an inheritance, whether it’s a little or a lot, waiting to make a move is the best thing you can do. Estate planning attorneys Foster Friedman and Gretchyn Meinken say you shouldn’t make any decisions for a few months. Think through your options. 

How Marijuana Use Impacts Child Custody Cases in Virginia

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Published Sept 25, 2019 by Rebecca Wade

Different states have different laws when it comes to marijuana use. But what does that mean for families living in Northern Virginia who frequently cross state lines? Family law attorney Rebecca Wade explains how marijuana laws differ across the DMV and how they impact child custody cases in Virginia.

How Do Marijuana Laws Differ Across the DMV?

“We are at a turning point for laws related to marijuana in our country right

Filing for Bankruptcy: Medical Debt

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Published Sept 20, 2019 by Xue Connelly

The United States currently ranks highest in health care spending among the developed nations of the world, according to the OECD. In fact, bankruptcy attorney Xue Connelly says the number one reason people file for bankruptcy in the U.S. is medical debt.

How can medical debt lead to bankruptcy?

“Medical cost in this country is high — regardless of whether or not you have insurance,” explains Connelly. Going to the hospital