Maryland Wills and Estate Planning Attorney with a Mission to Empower Women
Why is a will so important?
The most significant legal document a person can create during their lifetime is likely a will. A will outlines your intentions for your belongings after your passing and names guardians for minor children. To begin the estate planning process, everyone should think about speaking with an attorney. When a person passes away intestate (without a will), the distribution of their estate is left up to state law. Additionally, dying intestate exposes one’s family to the ambiguity of the legal system and the potential for conflict.
A will should be used to choose a personal representative as well. A person designated to carry out the will is known as the personal representative. This person will see to it that all wills are followed after death. The duties of this position include, but are not limited to, submitting the will for probate, meeting all financial obligations of the estate, safeguarding assets until distribution, and allocating assets at the proper time.
Contact an experienced Maryland law firm to draft your will
The process of estate planning can be initiated at any time. Contacting a lawyer is a wise first move whether you’re interested in a straightforward will or a more comprehensive estate plan. We will work to safeguard your interests as well as those of your estate and family, giving every client the time and consideration they need. Contact the Law Offices of Elsa W. Smith, LLC to discuss your estate..
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Annapolis, MD 21401
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We serve the following Maryland localities: Anne Arundel County including Annapolis and Glen Burnie Courts; Prince George’s County including Hyattsville and Upper Marlboro Courts; Montgomery County including Rockville and Silver Spring courts; Maryland federal courts including both Baltimore and Greenbelt, and Washington DC.
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