By executing a last will and testament (Will) you determine how your property is distributed after you die.
A Will states who you want to inherit your property. A Will also states how you want them to inherit the property. Distributions can be outright. Distributions can also be in trust, say for the benefit of a minor child or grandchild, or an adult child who is blind or disabled.
And a Will appoints what in Maryland is called the “personal representative” — the executor — of your estate.
Wills can be a relatively affordable, effective estate planning document. Many people’s estate plans are well implemented with a package of documents that include advance health care directives (a durable power of attorney for health care and a living will), a durable financial power of attorney, and a last will and testament.
The Law Office of Henry Nash practices in the area of estate planning. We work with clients in Rockville, throughout Montgomery County, and elsewhere in Maryland. If you have any questions or concerns about your Will and want to discuss with an experienced elder law, disability law, and estates & trusts attorney, please feel free to contact us.