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Plan your Life & Heritage with the Best Estate Planning Lawyers in Maryland

Estate Planning Personified

Cherish your life and protect possessions that you’ve earned. Hire a seasoned estate planning lawyer in Marlyand.

50Years of Combined Experience.

Free Workshops.

Law Firm with Multiple Award & Accolades.

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Super Lawyer
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Planning in Maryland

Sometimes a lifetime isn’t enough to care for the ones you love. This is why Estate Planning.

Take Care of your loved ones.

Safeguard your cherished assets.

Minimize taxes & probate costs.

Key Elements of Estate Planning

Last Will & Testament

Commonly known as a will, this document records your last wishes about how your assets need to be handled after your passing. It lets you name the people you’d like to leave your possessions to.

Healthcare Power of Attorney

An HPOA documents your decision of naming a single person as the decision makes for your healthcare in the event when you are not able to make those for yourself.

Living Will

Also called an Advanced Medical Directive, this document lays down your wishes about medical care should you at any point in life become terminally ill, or unable to communicate.

Financial Power of Attorney

This document names the one who you want to be responsible for your financial decisions. This person is to act on your behalf in the event you should become incapacitated.

Establishment of Trust

This legal entity needs to be established so that it can own your assets (while living or at the time of death). It is controlled as per your wishes as documented in a legal document which created the trust.

Why you Need a Seasoned Estate Planning Attorney Maryland

Estate planning appears to be simple to a novice. But the truth is that most people who plan it themselves end up committing a number of mistakes.

There are more reasons than one why you will need to hire a seasoned estate planning attorney in Maryland to do the job for you.

They will enable you to:

Save estate tax & other costs.

Make timely financial decisions.

Coordinate your beneficiaries.

Keep wills and forms up to date.

Ensure that you title a trust and more.

Testimonial

The Estate Law Center staff were a pleasure to work with on establishing a trust and assisting with the transfer of a family property. Holly response time was exceptional. Highly recommend holly and her team for all your legal needs.

Debrah H

Attorney Holly Geerdes is very informative, professional & friendly she was very helpful in updating my revocable living trust. Because of Estate Law Center I am very confident that I will be able to contact her in the future for any assistance. Thank you

Gary W

Estate Law Center were just awesome! Explained each step thoroughly and made the process easy and informative. I have peace of mind knowing all of my personal and physical properties/assets are in order and being handled by Estate Law Center.

A Benson

The Estate Law Center staff were a pleasure to work with on establishing a trust and assisting with the transfer of a family property. Holly response time was exceptional. Highly recommend holly and her team for all your legal needs.

Debrah H

What Makes Us Different

More than 50 Years of Combined Experience.

Proud Recipient of the Georgia Outstanding Young Lawyer Award.

Named One of the Top 14 Attorneys in Georgia Under 40.

Included in the Super Lawyer® Rising Stars® List

Employed as an Adjunct Law Professor.

Named top 100 trial attorney by national trial lawyers Association.

Named 25 most influential Asian American.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is estate planning?

Estate planning is the process that defines clearly how one’s estate (possessions) will be handled after the person has passed on. One’s estate includes everything they possess including property, movables, savings & investments, life insurance, personal possession, and, in fact, everything you possess.

This plan controls how your estate is given to the people or entities you want them to be given to.

2. What should an ideal estate plan cover?

A proper estate plan should cover:

⦁ Distribution or property
⦁ Tax planning
⦁ Probate avoidance measures
⦁ Healthcare planning
⦁ Guardianship clauses for minors or special needs individuals
⦁ Powers of attorney
⦁ Beneficiaries
⦁ Charitable gifting

It is recommended to hire only an experienced estate planning attorney in Maryland to ensure that your plan is foolproof.

3. What are the benefits of estate planning?

The biggest benefit of estate planning is that your family does not have to worry about how your estate needs to be handled after you are gone, especially when they’re still grieving.

Your estate plan is a testimony of your clear decisions and instructions about how and by whom your possessions will be possessed and managed after you have deceased. Your money will or trust will decide what needs to be done with your money.

4. When should I consider estate planning?

While there is no clear answer to that, the truth is that if you are not a minor and possess anything in your name, you should ideally go for estate planning. A great start could be consulting an estate planning lawyer in Maryland and discussing if you need one yet.

We can help you figure it out. We’d be happy to consult you free of cost. Book your FREE consultation here.

5. What if I die without having an estate plan in place?

In that case, ideally your estate will be distributed fairly among your “heirs at law” or your family as per the law of the state. You can save them this trouble of planning and executing later simply by investing now in a solid estate plan.

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