White Plains, Maryland Estate Planning Lawyers

Suren Adams
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Lynn Loughlin Skerpon, Esquire
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Maryland Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience

State University of New York - BuffaloMaryland and New York
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David Gormley
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(301) 645-4100 11705 Berry Road Suite 202
Waldorf, MD 20603
Free ConsultationWaldorf, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Baltimore School of Law
Dave Gormley is a Partner and the head of our Bankruptcy and Real Estate departments. He has been handling bankruptcy and foreclosure cases for over 10 years. There isn’t much related to bankruptcy or foreclosure he has not already seen. Dave is admitted to practice in Maryland and the Federal Courts, including the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and the U.S. Supreme Court. He lives near Annapolis with his family.
Edward Warren Olmsted
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La Plata, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(301) 934-8434 211 Charles Street
P. O. Box 1966
La Plata, MD 20646
Estate Planning, Elder, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Baltimore School of Law
I am dedicated to providing the highest quality, personal service to all of my clients. I work in a small firm. My partners are also my father and my brother. Unlike the indifferent, "take a number" approach you get at many law firms, we treat each client as a person whose case matters most. We spend the extra time that is needed to make sure you understand the complexities of your case and to get you the best result possible. Our advice is honest and to the point. We'll tell you the good and...
D'Erra Jackson
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(301) 645-4100 11705 Berry Road
Suite 202
Waldorf, MD 20603
Waldorf, MD Estate Planning Attorney
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Jessica Andritz
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Waldorf, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
11705 Berry Road
ste 202
Waldorf, MD 20603
Estate Planning, Construction and Real Estate
Jessica has many years of experience in Charles County handling complex zoning, subdivision, and administrative law matters. She has represented many large developers and local businesses. As part of that process, she actually created several of the Home Owner’s Associations in Charles County. Jessica is well known to the local real estate community, and the members of our local government. Jessica heads up our zoning & land use, home owner’s association, and corporate law departments. Jessica can assist clients in obtaining permits and other development-related approvals (concept plans, preliminary plans, site development plans, and final plats). Her current...
Camille R. McBride
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Waldorf, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years experience
(301) 861-0007 3195 Old Washington Road
Waldorf, MD 20602
Estate Planning, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Licensed to practice in District of Columbia , Maryland, Florida and all United States District Courts in those jurisdictions.
Dennis Starks Esq
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Accokeek, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(301) 292-4863 14203 Cold Harbour Dr
Accokeek, MD 20607
Estate Planning, Antitrust, Business and Communications
Over twenty years of experience representing small, medium, and large businesses before state, federal, administrative tribunals and courts. Specializing in business modelling, corporate governance, finance and revenue, mergers and acquisitions, economic regulation, antitrust, transportation, and communications law.
Nancy Miller
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Clinton, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(301) 868-2350 8808 Old Branch Ave
Clinton, MD 20735
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Personal Injury
University of Baltimore School of Law
Janelle Ryan-Colbert Esq.
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Upper Marlboro, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(301) 576-6200 9450 Marlboro Pike, Suite 5
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Estate Planning, Criminal, Family and Probate
Mondre Hopson Kornegay
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Temple Hills, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
(240) 353-5511 7114 Westchester Dr
Temple Hills, MD 20748
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Rose Crunkleton
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Dunkirk, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(410) 257-1057 3150 West Ward Road
Suite 301
Dunkirk, MD 20754
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
Kate P. Pruitt
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Maryland Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of LawMaryland
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Robin Rucker Gaillard Esq.
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Maryland Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience

My philosophy is a guiding principle in my law practice and I apply it in every facet of serving my clients. My practice is an extension of that philosophy as I help clients problem solve when they are in the throes of a... Read More »
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Mark C Miller
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Clinton, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(301) 868-2350 The Miller Building
8808 Old Branch Avenue
Clinton, MD 20735
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Baltimore School of Law
Charles Walton
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Fort Washington, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(301) 292-8357 10905 Fort Washington Rd
Fort Washington, MD 20744
Estate Planning, Divorce, Employment and Family
Waldorf, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(301) 843-7157 603 Post Office Rd
Waldorf, MD 20602
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, DUI and Divorce
La Plata, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(301) 934-2444 103 Centennial St
La Plata, MD 20646
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Upper Marlboro, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(301) 599-0155 9672 Pennsylvania Ave
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Estate Planning
Charlotte Hall, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(301) 290-1400 30537 Potomac Way
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Oxon Hill-Glassmanor, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(301) 203-7991 6444 Bock Rd
Oxon Hill-Glassmanor, MD 20745
Estate Planning and Business
Charlotte Hall, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(301) 290-1400 30537 Potomac Way
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
Estate Planning
Upper Marlboro, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 44 years experience
(301) 599-7700 9440 Pennsylvania Ave
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Temple Hills, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
6944 Allentown Rd
Temple Hills, MD 20748
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Karl Lawrence Chen
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Maryland Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience

Unique and Unconventional. Unlike many other lawyers, I had the privilege of working outside the legal profession, giving me the perspective of real world issues from the lenses of my clients. Before becoming a... Read More »
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Oxon Hill-Glassmanor, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years experience
(202) 219-2356 5008 Brookhaven Ct
Oxon Hill-Glassmanor, MD 20745
Estate Planning
Oxon Hill-Glassmanor, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years experience
(703) 605-2647 5008 Brookhaven Ct
Oxon Hill-Glassmanor, MD 20745
Estate Planning and Business
Brian Robert Gormley
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Kensington, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(240) 514-2358 10605 Concord St., Ste 420
Kensington, MD 20895
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of Michigan Law School
Brian Gormley has a dynamic transactonal practice with tremendous experience representing clients at all parts of the continuum. Having worked with large institutions in the structured finance and capital markets world, developers, nonprofits and lenders in the multifamily housing market, and individual distressed homeowners and estates, he is familiar with all levels of clients and their associated needs. He has extensive real estate experience, representing clients in multifamily housing transactions, DC TOPA cases (tenant opportunity to purchase act), foreclosure defense and short sales, and as a title attorney and a real estate broker. He also has an active probate and...
Tara Frame
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Stevensville, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years experience
(410) 643-2202 721 Main Street, Suite 100
Stevensville, MD 21666
Estate Planning, Family, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Baltimore School of Law
I provide families with peace of mind by creating and implementing customized estate plans based on the person's and family's unique circumstances and needs, including wills, powers of attorney, trusts, and deeds.
When a loved one dies, I handle all aspects of the probate and estate administration process so the family doesn't have to.
David Bach
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Rockville, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(301) 738-7655 1401 Rockville Pike
Suite 650
Rockville, MD 20852
Estate Planning, Divorce, Education and Family
Hamline University School of Law
I have 23 years experience representing parties in divorce, custody, child support, visitation, paternity, and guardianship matters. My goal is to plan for trial from the initial client meeting forward, while at the same time attempting to construct a reasonable settlement for my clients either directly with the other party or through mediation. I was certified as a Collaborative Practitioner March 2011. In addition to representing clients locally, Mr. Bach has extensive experience representing clients involved in international family disputes including divorce, child custody, division of property and family assets, as well as retirement benefits. He has successfully handled...
Richard Sternberg
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Potomac, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years experience
(888) 541-4020 6509 Persimmon Tree Road, Suite 100
Potomac, MD 20818
Estate Planning, International, Probate and Real Estate
Center for International Legal Studies and Georgetown University
The Law Offices of Richard S. Sternberg is dedicated to the principle that bigger is not always better. Instead, it rests on a tradition that actually antedates the rise of the “mega-firm”-the solo practice. Emulating a country lawyer in a big-city environment allows Mr. Sternberg to provide more individualized service to his clients, and, at the same time, pursue more collegial relations with other members of the Bar. Since 1984, Mr. Sternberg has dedicated his practice to representing individuals and smaller businesses. For those corporate clients who have larger needs, he is affiliated with the Metropolitan Washington Law Consortium,...
Michelle Quash Profit
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Chevy Chase, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience
(301) 882-3670 2 Wisconsin Circle
Suite 700
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Harvard Law School
Our firm specializes in estate planning and elder law solutions serving business owners, families and individuals residing in MD and DC. We understand the challenges of estate planning in this area, so when you visit or call our office, l listen and we talk together until you are comfortable and understand important estate law concepts about, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, charitable trusts, business trusts, special needs trusts, wills, estate planning, guardianship, durable powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney, and living wills. Our goal is to give you the information you need to make decisions, so you can...
David Marquardt
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Rockville, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(301) 603-3480 11810 Grand Park Avenue
Suite 500
Rockville, MD 20852
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
University of Miami School of Law
My journey to becoming the owner and founder of Wayside Legal came out of an intense sense of justice and a desire to stand up for people who cannot stand up for themselves. I started Wayside Legal for you. Every day, the firm is devoted to serving clients and the community with enthusiasm and value. Your case isn’t just a legal event but a complete and total life transition, so I strive to be a concierge that can address any and all of the issues you may face.

I am a veteran attorney licensed in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia, handling all...
Jac E. Knust
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Columbia, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 47 years experience
(410) 465-8900 5513 Twin Knolls Road
Suite 220
Columbia, MD 21045
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Probate
University of Baltimore School of Law and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Jac E. Knust began his law practice in 1972 and practices primarily in the Central Maryland Metropolitan area. He has engaged in a general law practice for 46 years, with emphasis on family law, divorce, separation and property settlement agreements, elder law, estate planning, wills, probate, trusts, powers of attorney, health care advance directives, criminal matters, real estate, landlord/tenant, business planning, corporations, LLCs, and partnerships. He is a former Assistant State's Attorney for Howard County, a former Assistant Public Defender for Howard County. From 2014 to 2018 Jac E. Knust served as a Special Magistrate for the Circuit...
Adam Habibi
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Elkridge, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(443) 296-2570 5871 Washington Blvd
Elkridge, MD 21075
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Immigration and Traffic Tickets
Florida Coastal School of Law
Adam Habibi, born in the State of Maryland was sworn in as an Attorney at the age of 23. Graduating cum laude from the University of Baltimore, and later from Florida Coastal School of Law, Adam was awarded the Outstanding Local Government Contribution Award from the State of Florida Bar Association in 2010. Adam held various roles as the legal negotiator for several Fortune 500 corporations to include AECOM Technology #320 and Science Application International Corporation (SAIC) #240 and Xerox #131. During his tenure with Corporate America, Adam single-handedly led the signing of several multi-million...
Cheryl Sellers Johnson
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Rockville, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(800) 988-9930 1 Research Court, Suite 450
Rockville, MD 20850
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Probate and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center and Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
"I develop custom planning solutions that underscore my clients’ personal family profile while achieving their wealth transfer objectives in a tax-favored manner."

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.

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Aaron Richter
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Bethesda, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(301) 841-6274 7979 Old Georgetown Road
Suite 1100
Bethesda, MD 20814
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Valparaiso University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Aaron discovered his passion for tax law while interning at the Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel. He has continued this passion by helping clients resolving their tax disputes and advising individual and business clients on their tax planning. Additionally, he served as a Volunteer Attorney at the University of Washington Federal Tax Clinic providing pro bono work to low-income individuals and business. Aaron has successfully represented clients before the IRS and state tax departments. He represents clients in IRS and state tax audits, resolving tax debts, and the in U.S. Tax Court. In his free time,...
Peter Antonoplos
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Chevy Chase, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years experience
(301) 328-8927 5425 Wisconsin Avenue,
Suite 600
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Georgetown University Law Center and The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
For over a decade, Mr. Antonoplos has represented individuals, families and business leaders with real estate, litigation, and estate planning and probate matters. Mr. Antonoplos has been selected as a SuperLawyers Rising Star three years consecutively. Mr. Antonoplos’ practice covers a wide range of topics from real estate, estate planning and probate, to commercial litigation, asset protection and preservation and business law issues. A classic generalist, Mr. Antonoplos counsels clients on business transactions and routinely litigates real estate; construction and probate matter is the Courts of the District of Columbia and State of Maryland on behalf of individual and corporate...
Mr. James D. Ealley
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Prince Frederick, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years experience
(410) 535-2200 135 West Dares Beach Rd.
Suite 209A
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy and Probate
University of Baltimore School of Law
Mr. Ealley's practice focuses primarily on Consumer Bankruptcy and Estate Planning. In representing clients in bankruptcy, James understands the financial stress people are experiencing. He understands their concerns to protect their assets, rebuild their financial lives and create a better future for their families. James counsels clients to alleviate their worries and concerns and develop a plan to address their financial problems, whether it be stopping a foreclosure, repossession or garnishment, or erasing credit card, medical or tax debt. Doing so requires a thorough understanding of the Federal Bankruptcy laws. Since beginning his practice in bankruptcy in 2001, James has...
Kerri Castellini
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(301) 825-5744 7316 Wisconsin Ave #350
Bethesda, MD 20814
Bethesda, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
Estate Planning and Probate
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Kerri Castellini is primarily a DC-based attorney with a focus on estate and trust administration, guardianship for incapacitated adults and minors, and estate planning. She brings her legal experience to the Trusts and Estates Practice Group and is currently admitted to practice law in Washington DC, Maryland, and before the supreme court. She is passionate about providing a high level of attention to her clients to come up with a plan that is best for their unique circumstances.
Suren Adams
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Bowie, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(301) 805-5892 4201 Northview Drive, Suite 401
Bowie, MD 20716
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Probate
The George Washington University Law School
Suren G. Adams is an attorney with a passion for organization and excellence. She founded Adams Law Office, LLC, over 14 years ago to help her clients get their financial houses in order and find peace of mind. She is an experienced member of the Maryland Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association, the Alliance of Black Women Attorneys, the Christian Legal Society, and the Prince George’s County Bar Association. Suren obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland in 1994 and then completed course work for a Master of Arts...
Steven M Berger
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Severna Park, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(410) 777-5916 821 West Benfield Road
Suite One
Severna Park, MD 21146
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
I serve estate planning clients with plans that promote family harmony while minimizing future tax and administration expenses. A large percentage of my clients are government and corporate employees who have been good stewards of their earnings. Helping families makes my job very rewarding as I listen to life stories and put dreams and concerns into legally binding instructions. My clients become friends and I look forward to their visits.
Jessica E Zadjura
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Annapolis, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 8 years experience
1910 Towne Centre Boulevard
Suite 250
Annapolis, MD 21401
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Family
University of Baltimore School of Law
Jessica Zadjura was born and lived in Prince George's County until graduating high school and then relocated to Anne Arundel County where she currently resides. She has been active in the Howard County Women's Bar Association for the past 4 years, serving on the executive board for the past 3 years. Jessica believes in giving back to the community. She volunteers her time by participating in Wills for Heroes, a pro bono program created after September 11, 2001 to provide first responders and their families with essential estate planning documents. She also volunteers one day a month at the family...
Jason T. Fowler
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Prince Frederick, MD Estate Planning Attorney with 5 years experience
(301) 799-5529 35 Duke Street
PO Box 2709
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center and St. Thomas University School of Law
Jason Fowler attended Georgetown University Law Center and St. Thomas University, School of Law for his JD. Jason received a MBA during his time in law school. Upon graduation in 2014, Jason pursued a LLM Degree in Tax at Georgetown University Law Center and later graduated in 2015. Jason was selected to be commencement speaker at his graduation. Jason was admitted to practice in the State of Maryland in 2014. Jason was admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia in 2017. He is a member of the Tax, Estate Planning, and Business Sections of the Maryland Bar Association....
Richard S. Granat
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Serverna Park, MD Estate Planning Lawyer with 53 years experience
(410) 204-4859 550 M Ritchie Highway
Suite 220
Serverna Park, MD 21146
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce and Family
Columbia School of Law, Columbia University
I run a virtual law firm in Maryland for pro se litigants in family law. I am the author of "How to Do Your Own Divorce in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia," and "Divorce: A Do-It-Yourself Manual For Marylanders," I am committed to the concept of the low cost divorce - the divorce that doesn't break your bank.

I was previous Co-Chair of the ELawyering Task Force of the Law Practice Management Section of the American Bar Association, whose mission is to help lawyers deliver legal affordable legal services over the Internet to clients of...
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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.