Last Will and Testament in Maryland and DC
ESTATE PLANNING, PROBATE & LITIGATION
At its most basic terms, a Last Will and Testament is a written document that shares with your loved ones how your assets should get distributed in the event of your death. These documents typically require your signature and are witnessed to be considered valid under state law. Many individuals rely on these essential documents to appoint guardianship of their minor children. The flexible nature of this estate planning tool is also popular since one can revoke or amend it at any time during your life so long as you are competent when doing so.
Why Every DC and Maryland Resident Should Consider a Will
- Funeral and burial wishes
- Limitations on transferring your assets
- Distribution of any personal property and assets you leave behind
- Determining how a special needs family member or child will continue to receive care
- Transferring title of your home or other real property
- Charitable giving wishes
Can a Will Be Challenged?
- There is evidence that your Will does not meet state-mandated requirements to be valid.
- If you were mentally incapacitated when creating or amending your Will, family members could challenge based on the belief you did not understand your decisions’ consequences.
- A family member exerted undue influence on you and coerced you into drafting or updating the Will to primarily benefit them.
- You created a second Will that is newer than the version your loved ones knew about, and you forgot to destroy the old one.
Why You May Want to Change or Revoke Your Will
- Your end-of-life wishes have changed
- You had a baby
- Your children are now adults
- You got married, divorced, or remarried
- Your family is blended
- Your spouse has died
- You recently received a significant amount of inheritance or assets
DC and Maryland Families Trust The Law Offices of Thomas Stahl
With over 15 years of providing individuals and families throughout Maryland with estate planning services, our attorneys have the experience and knowledge you need to create a Will that meets your unique needs. Your wishes deserve to be heard out and give your loved ones the guidance they need to handle your affairs effectively when you die.
We at The Law Offices of Thomas Stahl bring you a compassionate and personalized estate planning experience and are available to answer your questions regarding Wills and Trusts at any time. Give us a call today at (410) 696-4326 or (202) 964-7280, or reach out online through our contact page to set up a consultation.