Probate, Estate Administration, Trusts, and Estate Planning Attorney in Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia
|Each probate, estate administration, trusts, and estate planning attorney at Longman & Van Grack has many years of experience with countless different types of future planning documents, particularly in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia. Our probate, estate administration, trusts, and estate planning attorney address creating/drafting a last will and testament, creating/drafting appropriate trust documents, addressing the tax concerns of each estate decision, representing the estate or personal representative of an estate, and litigating any probate matter as needed. Each probate, estate administration, trusts, and estate planning attorney attorney at our firm works with each of our clients to ensure that all of their desires are met, all probate matters are addressed, and all of their estate planning needs are taken care of. Each Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC probate, trusts, and estate planning attorney at our firm has a background in both estate planning law as well as tax law to ensure that each of our clients’ estate planning and tax planning needs are addressed. Our probate, trusts, and estate planning attorneys also work directly with our civil litigation attorneys if any probate litigation is necessary in the administration of an estate.
Our Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC wills, trusts, tax, estate administration, and estate planning attorneys understand that every individual is different, and each person needs their future planned in a unique way. Thus, Longman & Van Grack has specific estate and probate attorneys to address each client’s estate planning, estate administration, and estate litigation needs in each estate-related legal area in Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia. Here a list of the estate planning, estate administration, and estate litigation areas that each estate planning attorney at Longman & Van Grack has a background in:
Most people know about wills, trusts, and their basic purpose to ensure that an individual’s assets go to the proper beneficiaries when one passes away. However, wills and trusts can be used for a lot more than simply dictating who gets certain property items. Each Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia estate planning, probate, and estate administration attorney at our firm works with each client to address all of the client’s needs. We meet with each of our estate planning clients at our Maryland Offices (Rockville and Bethesda), Washington DC Office (K Street), and Virginia Office (Northern Virginia).
The most common purpose for a will is to name a specific individual or group of individuals that one chooses to receive particular property or assets belonging to a person when they pass away. Additionally, a will is the specific document that names the individual(s) that should raise one’s children if something happens to them.
Further, a specific trust can be created in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC. Sometimes a person may not want a child or loved one to receive all of the assets or property that they are inheriting at once. Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC will all permit such estate planning trust creations. In these types of situations, each estate planning attorney at Longman & Van Grack can help an individual may choose to use a trust.
Specifically, in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, a trust can hold assets and property on someone else’s behalf. In wills, trusts are commonly established for minor children, so that an adult can manage the children’s money until they reach an age when their parents believe that the no-longer-children will be able to manage it. Trusts are also commonly used in second marriage situations wherein an individual may want to allow a spouse to have access to certain assets while the spouse is living, but for the assets or property to ultimately pass to the decedent’s children.
Also, while it is not a requirement, many wills that we draft states whether an individual wants to be buried or cremated, and where/how the body should be buried or the ashes should be spread. Sometimes, wills contain other information about funeral arrangements.
Further, in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC wills can be great tools for tax planning in order to avoid federal or state estate or inheritance taxes. Our tax attorneys and estate planning attorneys specialize in tax planning as part of estate planning. This specific tax planing can often be accomplished by setting up various trusts.
Finally, a will can address what individual will be the executor of the estate being created — the person who has been designated to carry out a deceased desires. Wills can also specify the trustee of any trusts — the person who who has been designated to carry out the instructions of the trusts.
Longman & Van Grack’s probate attorneys also handle estate administration for our clients. From the state to the completion, each Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC estate administration attorney at our firm works to ensure that our clients’ estates are addressed completely and properly. Additionally, should estate or probate litigation be necessary, our estate attorneys work directly with our civil litigation attorneys to address any estate litigation matter that may become necessary to deal with
If you have an estate planning, trust creation, estate administration, estate litigation, or future planning question or concern, call Longman & Van Grack at (301) 291-5027 to schedule a consultation with an estate planning attorney at our offices in Bethesda, Maryland; Rockville, Maryland; Washington DC; or Northern Virginia. And if you would like more information regarding our specific areas of estate planning lawyers, read our Practice Area descriptions.
With Offices in Bethesda, MD and Rockville, MD, the attorneys at Longman & Van Grack assist clients throughout Washington, DC and Maryland including Montgomery County, Howard County, Prince George’s County, Chevy Chase, Darnestown, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Potomac, Silver Spring, and Wheaton.
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