Shedding Light is the Virginia Wills, Trusts & Estates weblog. I will post here regularly, focusing on those areas of the law that I address every day in my law practice, namely estate planning, probate and the settling of estates, the federal estate and gift tax rules, and adoptions. My goal is to shed light into murky areas. I’ll also post your comments as they are received. I have been advised to confine my snarky political posts, Red Sox rants, cultural observations, cute pictures of my kids, and my Walter Mitty daydreams to my Facebook page. If you must see them, friend me.