Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning



It's a New Year, and perhaps in 2015 you have resolved to become more organized and think about planning ahead. Now is an excellent time to start planning for your future and the future of your loved ones.If you have an estate plan that was drafted many years ago or if you have experienced a major life change, such as the birth of a child, a divorce, death of relatives, or if your finances have substantially changed, it is important to have your Will reviewed and possibly updated to ensure that your Will reflects your current intentions in this new stage of your life.

 

Peopleoften avoid creating and updating their Wills, because it is not a pleasant thing to think about. However, having a valid and enforceable Will is extremely important, because it allows you to specify how you want your property distributed upon your death. It also allows you to name your beneficiaries, your personal representative, and the guardian(s) of the person and property of your children. If you die without a Will, your estate will be considered "intestate" and the Maryland laws of intestacy will determine how your estate will be distributed. This will create challenges for your family, both emotionally and financially, in an already difficult time.

 

Our officecan assist you in creating an estate plan that meets your personal needs and the needs of your family for a reasonable flat fee. We encourage you to call and schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys today so we can begin preparing a will and/or trust, and putting your mind at ease. Reduced rates are available to previous and current clients.

 

 

 

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