Estate Planning, Probate and Administration

Estate Planning

Greater Baltimore Area Estate Planning Attorneys

Organizing your affairs through prudent estate planning is a smart move for everyone, not just the wealthy. Anyone who wishes to appoint a guardian for their children, make specific gifts to loved ones, or assist loved ones in other ways upon their passing should have a will.

Keep the Process Personalized and Simple

As they work through estate planning decisions with you and provide assistance drafting wills and other legal instruments, the experienced estate planning attorneys at West & West will meet with you and take the time to really get to know you and your goals. They will explain the different options available to you and help you implement the strategies that best meet your needs. Their goal is to provide you with peace of mind by teaming up with you to work through tough but important decisions. The attorneys at the law firm of West & West offer the depth of knowledge, personal attention and compassion to make the entire experience not only worthwhile, but comfortable.

Benefits of Completing Legal Documentation

People choose to hire a capable Baltimore estate planning attorney for many reasons, including:

  • Knowing a spouse, children, heirs and other loved ones will be provided for
  • Control over how assets will be distributed
  • Decisions on quality of life and death issues can be made while still healthy
  • Ability to avoid unnecessary estate taxation

Remember, that once a plan is in place, you will always have the flexibility to make revisions and updates in the future. The experienced estate planning lawyers at West & West represent clients throughout Maryland and Washington, DC seeking assistance with:

  • Simple and Complex Wills
  • Living Wills / Advance Directives
  • Durable Powers of Attorney
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships

For more information on getting the process started, contact the experienced Baltimore estate planning attorneys at West & West today.

Probate & Estate Administration

In addition to estate planning considerations, probate and estate administration matters can also require the skillful attention of a seasoned attorney. If you have been named executor, administrator, or personal representative of the estate of a loved one, or are the surviving spouse or adult child of someone who has passed away, West & West can provide you with an experienced Baltimore area attorney with the know-how and expertise to guide you through the probate process in a cost-effective and timely manner. The probate and estate administration attorneys at West & West also approach each representation in this area mindful of the difficulties and stresses occasioned by the recent loss of a loved one.

Clients throughout Maryland turn to West & West to assist them in planning the distribution of their assets or the assets of loved ones. The probate and estate administration lawyers at West & West have extensive experience addressing a broad range of issues that can arise during the estate administration and distribution of assets, such as:

  • Tax related issues
  • Claims against the deceased
  • Re-titling of property
  • Payments to creditors
  • Pursuit of amounts owed by third parties to an estate
  • Other potential areas of dispute over estate assets

When an estate is probated, there can be an extraordinary level of complex detail which must be addressed because probate and estate administration processes are governed by a series of laws and rules that can be difficult to interpret and to comply with. The lawyers at West & West are well versed in addressing these details, such as critical deadlines, essential forms, and strict reporting requirements. It goes without saying that they diligently approach each matter with your best interests and wishes in mind.

Help You Can Count On

West & West can handle the probate and administration for any estate, regardless of whether they were the party that drafted the estate planning documents. They appreciate the emotional turmoil that the process can cause and are committed to making it as comfortable as possible for all involved. Extensive legal knowledge, skill, and experience in probate and estate administration matters allow West & West attorneys to work to ensure that the wishes expressed in a will or trust are carried out in an accurate and expeditious manner. The attorneys at West & West also have extensive experience in probate litigation, if needed.

Call them today at 410-296-4655 and arrange for your free initial consultation. You may also contact them through e-mail or on their contact us page.