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As your family members age, your family's needs change.
You have many questions, as well as many decisions to make, and the process can quickly seem overwhelming. Change can be scary, especially when you’re uncertain about what lies ahead, and the Law Office of Chelsea M. Sadler LLC can help. We’ll clarify the issues and problems you’re facing and provide you with the tools you need to plan ahead so you can deal with these issues before they become crises.
Of course, in some cases things will have already spiraled out of control. In these situations, we offer comprehensive Maryland Estate Planning and Maryland Estate Litigation & Probate advice and counsel to guide you through these complex legal processes and help you and your loved ones plan for the future.
We can offer you the best representation in Cecil and Harford Counties. We have a reputation for creative litigation approaches and achieving exceptional results.
A Basic Estate Plan includes:
Last Will and Testament:
A Last Will and Testament is a “legal expression or declaration of a person’s mind or wishes as to the disposition of his property, to be performed or take effect after his death.” Anyone who is 18 years of age and older and mentally competent can and should create a will. A will should answer at least these five questions:
Who will serve as Personal Representative? (This is the person who will be in charge of settling your final affairs and ensuring your beneficiaries will receive their inheritance.)
What powers will the Personal Representative have?
Who will inherit your property (real and / or tangible)?
When will the property be transferred to the beneficiaries?
If you have minor children, who will serve as their guardian?
Power of Attorney:
A power of attorney allows you to choose someone to act as your agent in multiple situations. These situations include handling banking transactions, real estate transactions, retirement accounts, insurance, etc. You are referred to as the “principal” and the person that you appoint is called the “agent.” You can choose the way the power of attorney is designed, so you can give that person as much or as little power as you wish. You also have the option of making this document effective immediately, or creating what is called a “springing” or “durable” power of attorney. This type of power of attorney will not go into effect until a predetermined circumstance occurs (most often that the principal is deemed disabled or incompetent to manage his or her own affairs).
Advanced Medical Directive or “Living Will”:
Like the power of attorney, this document allows you to appoint someone to act as your medical agent. This person will be in charge of making medical decisions for you in the event that you are unable to do so yourself. The advanced medical directive also allows you to make your wishes clear regarding medical interventions in certain end-of-life situations. This document can also be used to elect for organ donation.
What does Estate Planning cost?
Our flat-fee Estate Planning pricing lets our clients know exactly how much they will spend. We believe our pricing encourages clients to spend more time communicating with us so we can complete their wishes the right way the first time. After our initial consultation we will provide you with a quote.
The quote given to you will be based on how your plan is designed to meet your individual needs and goals. For example, your goal may be to avoid probate, prevent family disputes, provide for a second marriage or "blended" families, establish trusts for adolescent beneficiaries, implement pet trusts, fund Revocable Trusts, etc. When you consider the risks of not properly planning, our clients find exceptional value in our services!
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The Law Office of Chelsea M. Sadler LLC has vast experience handling cases pertaining to Last Will and Testament, Trusts, and Preparation and Business Succession Plans. We excel in personally guiding you through these complex legal processes, explaining each step. Whether you need legal advice or action, we are here to represent you and your unique needs. Schedule a consultation today to see how we can Protect What's Important!