Westminster, MD Estate Planning Lawyer

Westminster, MD estate planning lawyer

Planning for your future is a complex task, and there are several moving parts to your estate. Estate planning helps you organize and protect your estate, your beneficiaries, and anything you leave behind. Whether you are starting with a living will, setting up a trust, or creating a power of attorney, a Westminster estate planning lawyer will help you navigate the process.

I provide estate planning services for Central Maryland residents including Westminster, Reisterstown, Parkton, Owings Mills, Sykesville, Eldersburg, Carroll County, and Howard County. Call 410-591-6992 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

How a Westminster Estate Planning Lawyer Assists You

When you consult with or retain a Westminster estate planning lawyer, share your goals, documentation, and any concerns you have. The estate planning process involves several different documents and a review of your estate planning needs.

At DK Rus Law, we:

  • Make effective arrangements to carry out your instructions
  • Organize your finances
  • Record your medical needs or wishes
  • Ensure an orderly distribution of your assets after your death
  • Provide for the care of minor children

Reviews from Satisfied Clients

Mary R. raves about DK Rus Law:

“We couldn’t have asked for a better attorney to help us with our parents’ Estate Planning. Over the last few years of working with Kathy, she’s really become a part of our family. We even invited her to our daughter’s wedding!”

A Full Estate Planning Review

Get a better understanding of your estate planning needs

During a review with your Westminster estate planning lawyer, you can review your assets, properties, vehicles, businesses, collectibles, and financial holdings. Creating an inventory of your estate helps you and your lawyer understand the best course of action.

You may also review your life insurance policies, guardians for your children, etc.

Creating Common Estate Planning Documents

Directing the estate in all matters

During the estate planning process, there are several documents to create — a task your Westminster estate planning attorney can complete at any time. You may establish a trust that designates parts of the estate to certain people. These assets may go to the beneficiaries upon your death, if you are incapacitated, or when they reach a certain age.

Medical care directives explain how you prefer end-of-life care to be administered. These directives also explain how you are to receive care if you are incapacitated.

A durable financial power of attorney allows another person to manage your financial affairs. A limited power of attorney allows another person to handle certain aspects of your estate without taking over completely. We advise our clients to choose their representatives or designated agents carefully. 

Reassessing Your Estate Planning Needs

You may reassess your estate planning at any time. When you schedule an appointment with a Westminster estate planning lawyer, share your current concerns, changes to be made, etc. For example, your may have welcomed your first grandchild, and you wish to add them to the will, trust, etc. 

If you wish to remove anyone from your estate plans, we recommend that you do not leave them nothing as you wish to avoid legal challenges after the fact.

Maryland Estate Planning Services

While we are rightly proud of our Maryland estate planning services, we offer a range of other legal services, including:

For estate planning in Westminster, Reisterstown, Parkton, Owings Mills, Sykesville, Eldersburg, Carroll County, and Howard County, call 410-591-6992 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

FAQs

What is the difference between a will and estate planning?

A will explains what you want to occur when you pass away, distributing assets and property. Estate planning extends to every aspect of your finances, estate, and even medical care.

What does an estate planner do?

Estate planners provide for a fair and orderly distribution of your real estate and personal property, your business assets, and your other assets. You learn about all your options, and have the right to adjust your estate plan at any time.

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  • Baltimore County Legal Service: All of Baltimore County, including Freeland (21053), Glen Arm (21057), Hampstead (21074), Hunt Valley- Cockeysville (21030), Hydes (21082), Kingsville (21087), Middle River (21220), Monkton (21111), Owings Mills (21117), Parkton (21120), Perry Hall (21128), Pikesville (21208), Reisterstown (21136), Sparks (21152), Timonium-Lutherville (21093), Towson (21204, 21286), Upperco (21155), White Hall (21161), Windsor Mill (21244), and more.

    Carroll County Legal Service: Eldersburg (21784), Finksburg (21048), Hampstead (21074), Manchester (21102), Marriottsville (21104), Taneytown (21787), Union Bridge (21791), Westminster (21157, 21158), Mount Airy (21771), New Windsor (21776), Sykesville (21784), Woodbine (21797), Taneytown (21787), and more.