Estate Planning is a process through which you can provide in advance for the legal transfer of your earthly possessions to others after your death, as well as to ensure that while living, your health care and financial wishes are honored if you ever become incapacitated. In essence, estate planning is making sure your hard earned money is distributed when you want, how you want, and to whom you want.
Probate administration is the process of proving to a probate court that a will is credible and genuine. The probate process begins with filing a petition to the probate court. Whether the will names an personal representative or there is a court-appointed one, the personal representative must give written notice to all creditors of the estate and take an inventory of all the decedent’s probate property, such as stocks, business interests and real property.
An excellent wills and trusts attorney practicing in Washington, D.C. and Maryland, Kay Watkins patiently guides her clients through all phases of the estate planning process. Her in-depth counsel ensures that clients make the right choices. Whether you think a will, a revocable, trust, or an irrevocable trust is appropriate for your situation, you can count on D.C. and Maryland wills and trusts attorney Kay Watkins for high-quality legal support.