Silver Spring, Maryland Estate Planning Lawyers
Silver Spring, MD 20910
The George Washington University Law School and Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Meredith first began her legal career as a Public Defender for the Marion County Public Defender Agency in Indianapolis, Indiana. She later moved back home to Maryland and became an...
I am a veteran attorney licensed in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia, handling all...
Peter advises executors, trustees, and beneficiaries in the areas of probate and trust administration, including pre and post-mortem planning, and estate and fiduciary income tax....
Over the course of his career, Wayne has chaired some of the firm’s major practice groups – Estate & Trust Administration, Estate Planning, Tax, and Corporate. In forty...
Rockville, MD 20850
The George Washington University Law School and The George Washington University Law School
Paula’s practice encompasses sophisticated estate planning and advising individuals...
Experienced Trusts & Estates attorney practicing wealth transfer planning, estate & trust tax law, fiduciary litigation, and business formation & succession planning. Practice Trusts & Estate Planning and Wealth Transfer, Asset Protection, Tax, & Business Planning. Work with individual clients and small business owners. Advise clients on a full spectrum of tax and estate planning services, including wealth transfer, business, and tax planning. Develop customized solutions that emphasized clients’ personal family profile and priorities; and their wealth transfer objectives.
He understands that estate planning can be a complex and emotional process for clients. Jeffrey always takes the time to...
Silver Spring Estate Planning Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Maryland, Bar Foundation, Inc. Montgomery County Pro Bono Program
Planning your estate?
Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.
An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.
Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.
Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.
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