Mr. E. A. Prichard of McGuire Woods Battle and Boothe was our family lawyer and one of the finest person's I've ever meet. His work for our family included preparing our parents Wills in 1974, the Virginia Land Trust documents in 1992, and the resignation of my co-trustee in 1988. These documents were recorded in the Fairfax County Court House, in Fairfax, Virginia.
I know these are good documents but I have no voice. I believe the covert "fix" instructions to our Mother to come in to the Court and do some still unknown thing may be the justification for them to be misinterpreted or not recognized.
"Whereas by Deed of Partition recorded in Deed Book 4026 at Page 454, the property was reconveyed to Harold A. O'Connell as to an undivided one-half interest and to Jean M. O'Connell, as to an undivided one-half interest, whereas, Harold A. O'Connell died testate May 26, 1975, and by his Last Will and Testament recorded in Will Book 201 at Page 96, devised his interest to his executor Anthony M. O'Connell, Trustee; whereas Anthony M. O'Connell, Trustee, could not qualify and Herbert A. Higham, Trustee, was appointed to act in his place and stead."
(From the 1988 deed at bk7005p634)
Not recognizing the 1992 Deed for the Trust property, but not actually saying so, or not identifying any problem with it so it could be corrected, has prevented me from selling the Trust property since 1992. My family does not understand this, they think I am the problem. Is the 1992 Deed at bk8307p1446 recognized? Can we get a "yes" or a "no"? If no, can we get an explaination?
I don't have the power to get answers. Should the law firm that prepared the documents defend their documents against the Court they recorded them in or is it up to their client?