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Will Preparation / Filing

Will Preparation Estate Lawyer Westminster Law Offices Carroll County

Estate Planning Attorney: Will Preparation, Filing of Wills, Financial Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Advanced Healthcare Directives, Healthcare Power of Attorney.

What types of documents do you need when planning for your loved one's future and the distribution of your property after you are gone? If you die without a will, the transfer of your assets will be governed by statute and the State of Maryland will impose its will for you.

It may be difficult for you to think about these things. Preparing these documents ahead of time is a gift you can give to your family, friends, loved ones, and doctors. This makes things easier for them because they won't have to guess what kind of treatment you want or don’t want.

 

Customized Estate Plans:

Each estate has its unique requirments and there are a variety of ways to set up an estate plan. I will review the pros and cons of the different options, draft the necessary documents and assist you in implementing your customized estate plan. During the process, we will go over questions such as:

  • Are there children involved?
  • Are there divorced spouses involved?
  • Are there special circumstances to consider such as blended families, adopted children, special needs or disabilities in the family?
  • Do you have special pets you would like to include in your will?
  • How large is the estate?
  • Is it a simple estate or complex estate?
  • Do you have any type of retirement accounts; such as a 401(k) plan, 403(b), IRA, or Roth IRA?
  • Do you own stocks or bonds?
  • Do you own property?
  • Would you or your family benefit from setting up a life estate deed?
  • What stage of life are you in?
  • How is your health?
  • Is estate planning becoming more important for you?
  • Would you like some of your money to go to charities?
  • If you own a business, do you have a succession plan?

 

Will Preparation and Filing of Wills:

New wills are prepared with your best interests in mind. From simple, small estates to large, complex estates, I can prepared a customized will to meet your specific needs.

Update Existing Wills:

There are many reasons for updating an existing will. Some of these may include changes in martial status, changes in beneficiaries, changes in asset distribution, planning for second marriages and non-joint children, planning for special needs children, planning for disabled family members, and other life changing events.

Living Wills / Healthcare Directives to Physicians and Families

Prepartion of living wills is now done through a document called a healthcare directive. A healthcare directive covers things like life-threatening illnesses, do not resusciatate orders, medical orders for life-sustaining treatment (MOLST), durable power of attorney for health care / medical power of attorney, HIPAA releases and authorizations, organ donation, would you like to be buried or cremated, and more.

 


Testimonials:

"We just completed our wills and other necessary legal decisions with Gary Desper. We so appreciated his affable personality as he fully explained legalities in ways that we grasped quickly and answered all our questions. The support staff is there to serve the clients as well. Everyone is congenial, efficient, and made this process very positive. Gary provided excellent service in guiding us to make safe and beneficial decisions. Bravo! and thank you very much!"

---Lisa and Walt, Sykesville


 

"My husband and I recently had Gary write our wills and living wills (including guardianship wishes). He also added my name to the deed to our house (my husband purchased the house while we were still dating). He was very friendly and easy to talk to. We were looking for an experienced lawyer who wasn't too old or stuffy that we would be able to use now and in the future, if needed. Gary definitely fit this to a t. He not only was able to do the legal paperwork, but he was a pleasure to work with and even helped explain legal terminology I didn't understand without being condescending like some lawyers. I would recommend Gary to anyone looking for a down to earth lawyer who knows what he's doing!!"

---Sharon W.


 

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