Posted on / May 25, 2020 08:21:09
If this has happened in your family or close friend, you have my deepest sympathy.
Mr. Wilson is correct - Virginia law doesn't address the issue. What Virginia law does is prevent the slayer (or his estate) from profiting - getting money - from his crime. That means that anything that the slayer might have gotten from joint accounts, joint ownership of property, etc. is blocked. Beyond that it can get real complicated.
Every estate is different and there are several ways to handle it, some more expensive and bigger hassle than others. For this reason I always recommend a consultation with an experienced probate lawyer to get an idea of what the problems in administration would be. This forum is designed and good for simple, general questions that will get you to the 'next step' for legal situations. Sometimes all people need is a simple answer. From the facts you’ve given, it seems that you need a lot more than an internet answer. Find and sit down with an experienced attorney in your area – there is a ‘search’ feature that can help you.