When Mental Decline Derails Your Estate Plan

Wills and trust attorneys in Upper Marlboro, Prince George’s County, can tell you that there is little as frustrating (and potentially devastating!) as someone who waits until it’s “too late” to start the estate planning process.  Mental decline is a common part of aging, and it is an unfortunate fact that when this decline starts … Read more

Frequently Asked Questions about Probate in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties

Probate lawyers in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties understand that while we’re well-versed in the topic, it is a whole new world to most of our clients.  That means that you likely have lots of questions that you need answered.  Fortunately, answering those questions is exactly what we do! Do the Probate Courts Have to … Read more

A Montgomery County Probate Lawyer Provides a Quick Overview of the Probate Process


In some circles, “probate” almost feels like a dirty word.  There are plenty of reasons that a person may prefer to skip the probate process, when possible, but it is a fact of wills and trust administration.  The details of probate can vary somewhat from place to place.  For example, probate in California will likely be different from probate in Maryland.  There are such differences, in fact, that separate proceedings are necessary for an individual with estates in both states.  This means that involving a probate lawyer from Bethesda is usually the best choice for those who are local.

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Maryland Estate Planning that Incorporates Your Pets

Many clients who seek out estate planning in Bethesda and Upper Marlboro have concerns when it comes to caring for their pets.  After all, our pets rely on us for everything, although we all know that we gain so much in return.  When engaging in estate planning with an attorney, you likely want to ensure that your steadfast companion is well cared for after your passing.

One approach is to actually set up a Pet Trust.  This type of trust is created here in Maryland specifically to take care of your special companion animal or animals when you are no longer able to do so.  When setting up a pet trust, your attorney will ask you to make a few considerations:

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