The law offices of Joseph T. Buxton III, P.C. TrustBuilders Law Group is one of Eastern Virginia's first Trust, Estate Planning, and Elder Law centers. Our highly motivated team of attorneys and paralegals specialize exclusively in the acquisition, preservation and distribution of wealth, as well as the many important issues affecting today's aging community Our areas of specialty include: ? Trusts, Wills and Other Legal Tools ? Estate, Legacy and Tax Planning ? Long Term Care and Special Needs Planning ? Probate and Trust Administration ? Financial Planning ? Wealth Creation and Preservation ? Distribution, Income and Retirement Planning ? Business Succession Planning We offer expertise in wealth transfer and preservation, estate administration, and business succession, in addition to the many legal issues effecting the elderly and disabled. A library of informative articles and information covering legal topics relevant to elder estate planning. Such as Estate Taxes, Joint Revocable Living Trusts and Elder Law Matters, just to list a few. Joseph T. "Chip" Buxton III is the founder and President of Joseph T. Buxton III, P.C., a Professional Law Corporation which does business as the TrustBuilders Law Group. Formerly the Associate General Council and Corporate Attorney for the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry-dock Company, he has been in private practice since 1978. Mr. Buxton and his staff specialize exclusively on wills, trusts and other estate planning instruments as well as asset protection, Medicaid planning, and elder care issues. Although the Virginia State Bar has no procedure for approving certifying organizations, Mr. Buxton has been designated a certified elder law attorney by the National Law Foundation. A native of Newport News, Mr. Buxton received his B.A. from Denison University (Ohio) and his J.D. from the Marshall Wythe School of Law of the College of William and Mary. He is also a graduate of the Navy's Officer Candidate School and the U.S. Naval School of Justice and holds the rank of Commander USNR (Ret.). He has served as President of the Tidewater Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and President of the Peninsula Estate Planning Council. He is currently a member of the Virginia Bar, Florida Bar, Financial Planning Association, Middle Peninsula Bar Association, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He has also been appointed commissioner in Chancery by the Circuit Court of Middlesex County. In 1994, Governor Allen appointed Mr. Buxton as Escheator for Middlesex County, a post he held until 1996. He has served as an adjunct Law Professor at the Regent University School of Law, teaching Advanced Estate Planning. Mr. Buxton and his wife, Mary Wakefield Buxton, a writer and columnist, live in Urbanna, Virginia. Their son, George P. Wakefield Buxton, is a graduate from Regent Law School and the University of Miami Masters Program in estate Planning. He is presently Trust Counsel for Securian Financial Network for the East Coast and contributing editor of our newsletter The Buxton Bulletin. Their daughter, Elizabeth, is in historic preservation in Baltimore, Maryland.