Maryland Wills and Estate Planning Attorney with a Mission to Empower Women
Serving the Estate Planning Needs of Annapolis, Bowie, Upper Marlboro, Baltimore and Surrounding Areas
Estate Planning is much more than preparing a will. The term estate planning includes the distribution of your property and creating a comprehensive plan for health care decisions in the event of a mental or physical incapacity prior to death. A basic estate plan is made up of a Last Will and Testament, Advance Medical Directive and Power of Attorney. You can prevent your loved ones from experiencing the slow and public process of probate by crafting an estate plan now. An estate plan may also provide tax benefits, thereby keeping more of your money in your family.
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Business owners need a solid estate plan as part of family business succession planning. We can assist in structuring your business in preparation for an orderly transfer to the next generation or sale to a third party. A sound succession plan provides peace of mind for you and your family.
No two estates or families have the same needs, and your estate plan should indicate that. Allow Maryland Estate Planning Attorney Elsa W. Smith work with you to create a personalized plan that meets your financial goals and secures your family’s future.