Help With Wills And Probate Matters

At the Law Offices Of Harry A. Suissa, P.C., we know that you may have concerns related to basic estate planning issues, like wills and probate administration. We know your objectives can vary from establishing a living trust to assisting individuals in contesting a complicated will. No matter how complex the issue, we can provide the sound legal advice you need.

Our attorney, has over 40 years of experience assisting clients with wills and probate matters, including living wills, durable power of attorney, and personal residence trusts.

Helping You Plan For The Future

We understand that it can be difficult to navigate the many options available for planning your estate in Maryland, which can encompass wills and trusts in all their varied forms.

This is why we provide our clients with honest, straightforward, and thoughtful estate planning advice. We can work with you to determine which options may be best, and will guide you through the process of creating the wills and trusts best suited to your needs.

Do I Really Need A Will?

A very important element for any estate plan is the creation of a will. A will states who will inherit your real and personal property upon your death. Your will ensures your wishes are followed with regard to the distribution of your assets.

It also allows you to name a personal representative to administer your estate to ensure that your wishes are carried out fully and in detail. Our firm can advise you on the many options available in preparing a Will. We will work with you to determine which options are best suited to your needs.

Intestate Succession?

Without a Will, your property will be subject to Maryland Laws during the probate process and the property may not be distributed as you would like. Similarly, you can provide that property or money be set aside with an adult as a Trustee for any minor children that you name in the Will as a beneficiary.

The creation of a Will is a very formal process and said requirements must be met for the Will to be accepted by a court. Our firm has extensive experience in preparing Wills and we will ensure that all the proper procedures have been followed, that your Will is valid and that it will be accepted to probate.

Help With Probate Administration

When your love one passes away, the task of distributing the deceased property can be difficult and emotionally draining. Whether a person died without a Will or with a Will, our firm has experience in assisting clients to the probate process. We will help you file all the necessary papers with the probate court to ensure that the decease's property is properly distributed to the beneficiaries named in the Will or to the persons that are entitled to receive property through the Will.

A person that dies without a Will is deemed to have died intestate. Certain rules apply and our firm has experience in determining the beneficiaries that would receive the property of the person that died without a Will.

When a Will is probated there are certain rules and times for filing must be followed otherwise it can affect the distribution of assets. It is imperative that you understand the rules of probate and that is why you should contact a law firm with the expertise to assist you with probate matters.

Living Wills And Advance Directives For Health Care

Another necessary part of an estate is an advance directive (living will), which allows you to tell your doctors your wishes should you become incapacitated. Additionally, everyone should have a Health Care Power of Attorney, which provides legal authority for a trusted individual to make decisions regarding your care. We can help you create these important documents.

Contact Us

With more than 40 years of experience advising clients with estate matters, such as wills and probate, our lawyer can assist you in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., area with resolving your legal issues today. Call our Silver Spring office at 301-960-5458 or use our online contact form.