Estate Planning Attorney in College Park
Estate planning tools are available to help you outline your wishes, protect your assets and minimize the stress and strain on your loved ones. At the Colbert Law Firm, we can help you create a comprehensive estate plan that meets your needs.
We can explain the various estate planning tools available to you, advise you on your options and help you develop a custom plan. We also assist clients with the probate process and estate administration. Contact our law firm to discuss trusts and estates needs with a Maryland lawyer. From our office in College Park, Maryland, estate planning attorney Janelle Ryan-Colbert defends clients in Washington, DC, Bowie, Upper Marlboro and the entire Prince George's area, as well as Anne Arundel County, Baltimore, Howard County and the greater Washington, DC, metropolitan area.
Maryland Wills, Trusts and Advance Health Care Directives
We help clients create tailored estate plans using a variety of tools, including:
- Wills:-With a will, you can determine who will inherit your property and how it will be distributed. You can also create a trust in your will so to provide support, care and asset protection after death.
- Trusts: There are trusts designed to meet all of your needs, including special needs trusts to provide for disabled loved ones, irrevocable life insurance trusts to minimize taxes and many other types. We can help you determine which trust will fit your situation.
- Living wills and advance health care directives: An advance directive, sometimes known as a living will, can allow you to have a voice in your treatment if you become incapacitated.
- Powers of attorney: You can have a power of attorney for health decisions or for financial decisions. This allows you to give an individual the power to make health or financial decisions on your behalf.
While online forms exist for many estate planning documents, it is important to work with an experienced attorney to create your estate plan or review your documents. We can help you understand the types of documents you need and make sure that those documents accurately reflect your plans for your loved ones, your health and your assets.
Estate Administration and Probate
In addition to help clients plan for the future, we also assist representatives and trustees who need help administering an estate. The probate process can be complicated and time consuming. We can guide you through the process and help you with every stage of administering an estate. This includes helping clients with estate tax issues, distribution of assets, payment of debts and other aspects of handling an estate.
If you have questions or concerns about estate planning in Maryland, we can help you. Contact attorney Janelle Ryan-Colbert to schedule a meeting today