Wills & Estates

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You have worked hard your entire life to provide for your family. You have succeeded in business and have built financial security. To protect your assets through effective business planning and estate planning, and to ensure that your estate is disbursed according to your wishes, you'll need an attorney with the experience to keep your affairs in order. To find out how to preserve and protect your assets by creating a last will and testament, trust Baltimore's Attorney. We can explain your options to secure your legacy.

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When Do I Need a Wills and Estates Attorney?

Everyone can benefit from consulting a wills and estates attorney.  Even after you are gone, you'll want to know your legacy will be carried out in the manner you intended; whether that is securing the financial stability of your kin or through funding philanthropic efforts close to your heart. A comprehensive estate plan can assist you with avoiding unintended heirs, minimizing exposure to estate taxes, and providing for the efficient administration of your estate.

What Does a Wills and Estates Attorney Do?

When planning your estate, there are a multitude of factors to consider. A wills and estates lawyer can explain your options and help you understand the costs and benefits of each to determine the best course of action for preserving and protecting your estate.

Your estate plan may include:

  • Establishing a trust to avoid probate, maintain the privacy of your estate, protect assets from creditors, and ensure that your designated beneficiaries get the inheritance you intend for them.
  • Designating a trustee or trustees to manage the trust for the benefit of your beneficiaries.
  • Appointing a power of attorney, including financial power of attorney or a health care agent. Your agent or attorney may be authorized to make decisions about your estate, your finances, your business, or any other responsibilities designated by the specific power of attorney granted.
  • Developing solutions to help minimize exposure to estate and inheritance taxes.
  • Drafting of simple or complex last wills and testaments.
  • Living wills.
  • Advance health directives.
  • Powers of attorney.