Elizabeth Parks


Creative Planning Legal, P.A. in Fairfax, VA

I'm an estate planning attorney and adjunct professor of Trusts & Estates law in Northern Virginia, where I live with my daughter.  I'm dedicated to helping people feel informed and comfortable with their legal documents.


8 years


Estate Planning

Licenses / Certifications

Licensed in Virginia


JD - George Mason University
MFA - Hollins University
BA - Mount Holyoke College

What inspired you to get into this line of work?

I've seen families lose someone and realize, too late, that they're now locked into a situation that no one wanted or intended, and in addition to grief and loss, these families now have to deal with bureaucracy, family tension, and financial hardship. As an estate planner, I help families organize and prepare for uncertain situations, so that if they do experience a loss, they can focus on each other, and not on paperwork.

What's one piece of insight you wish all families knew?

A little bit of work now can save your family a lot of work later. Estate planning doesn't just plan for your death, but for what your life may come to include as well, as it  can help your family if you ever become ill or unable to care for yourself.  Estate planning can be a gift to your family or loved ones. This is especially true for families with concerns such as a child with atypical needs, LGBTQIA+ families, single parents, and blended families.

What excites you most about working with Addio families?

I have so many clients tell me that they feel behind or guilty because they're just starting estate planning, and I love being able to make this process easier for them, so that they can move "estate planning" from their "to-do" list to their "done" list.

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