Planning for incapacity or death can be a difficult task. However, being prepared is always a wise decision and no matter your age or your needs, at Patterson Law Office, PLLC, attorney Earline Nichole Patterson can help. She can work with you, drafting wills, trusts, powers of attorney and advance directives. She can also assist you in navigating through the probate process in Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Estate Planning Basics
Everyone should have basic estate planning documents. These include a will, powers of attorney and advance medical directives (living will).
- A will names your personal representative, distributes the property, pays your debts and name a guardian for your minor children.
- Powers of attorney authorize another trusted individual to act for your in the event of incapacity.
- Advance medical directives provide direction to your family for your medical care should you be unable to communicate your wishes.
Attorney Nichole Patterson will describe how these legal instruments can help you achieve your goals and protect your family. She can also assist if you need a trust or multiple trusts to minimize the need for probate, reduce taxes and help with wealth preservation.
Begin The Estate Planning Process Today
A well-done estate plan should be tailored to the individual, their assets, their family, and their goals. Patterson Law Office helps middle class clients prepare estate plans to pass property to the intended beneficiaries, alleviate the burdens of grieving family members, protect the estate assets from unintended recipients, decide who will raise your children, and prepare for incapacity.
If you are thinking of getting your own estate in order the attorney at Patterson Law Office, PLLC, can help. In your first, consultation, Ms. Patterson will listen closely to the details of your situation and explain how she can help.