Take Control Over An Uncertain Future With A Customized Will
It’s natural to feel overwhelmed when you think about your future. Whether you are entering adulthood or your golden years, it can be challenging to create a plan that adjusts to address crises so that your interests are protected. Fortunately, this isn’t a task that you need to tackle alone.
I am attorney Debra L. Ackerman, and I am ready to help you draft a will that establishes your wishes, streamlines the asset distribution process and minimizes legal complications. At my firm, Debra L. Ackerman, Esq., I work closely with each of my clients, which allows me to create a will that truly reflects my clients’ concerns and needs.
Since 1985, individuals and families throughout Montgomery County have benefitted from the customized legal documents and strategies that I design. Contact my Rockville office to learn how I can do the same for you.
How A Will May Help You
A will is one of the main components of a sound estate plan. If you have young children or a legacy that you would like to protect, you should work with a qualified attorney to draft and revise this legal document.
A will can help you:
- Identify guardians for your minor children
- Establish how you would like your property and assets to be distributed
- Appoint an executor to settle your estate
- Detail your wishes for your funeral
Because each individual is different, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for a will. As your advocate, I will take the time necessary to identify the best options for your situation and discuss the possible outcomes of the decisions that you make.
It is my goal that both you and your loved ones will avoid the bitter legal conflicts that arise when a deceased person leaves a poorly written will behind or no will at all.
When A Loved One Dies Intestate
In Maryland, when someone dies without a will, or intestate, it is the court that determines how the assets of the deceased are distributed.
According to state law, the distribution of the deceased’s assets starts with spouses and children. Stepchildren and long-term partners who are not married are not considered as heirs in probate unless there is a will where they are named.
You can avoid this type of devastating outcome by setting aside time to work with an estate planning attorney. Consider the sessions that you spend with me a gift to your loved ones and to your peace of mind.
Get Started With The Process Today
For your convenience, you may arrange your private consultation with an estate planning lawyer via my online form or by calling 240-551-5553. I offer free phone consultations and in-office appointments at a reasonable rate.