Knowledgeable Probate and Estate Attorneys in Severn, MD
Get Probate Help From the Law Offices of William Trevillian, P.A.
The Law Offices of William Trevillian, P.A. in Severn, MD is experienced in probate and estate law and helps families navigate the complicated probate court system. For nearly 30 years, our local law firm has provided knowledgeable and steadfast guidance to our clients to help pay off outstanding debts and disburse assets of the deceased. If you’re in charge of working through your family’s probate and estate matters, contact us for assistance today.
Learn About the Probate Process in Maryland
Many people assume that if a family member has drafted a will or trust establishing how their assets should be distributed upon death, disbursement should be quite simple. However, it’s not that straightforward, and even with a will, a person’s estate must go through probate court. If you’ve been appointed the executor of the estate, it is your responsibility to see the process through. That may be more than what you thought you agreed to when accepting the responsibility, so having the assistance of an experienced probate and estate lawyer can make the process easier, quicker, and more manageable.
What is the Reason for Probate?
Upon death, a person’s estate will automatically go to probate court. The purpose is to ensure that the estate pays any outstanding debts, such as bills or taxes, of the deceased. It also oversees the distribution of remaining estate assets to the beneficiaries. Probate requires the executor to file any appropriate will estate documents with the court and identify and value the remaining assets.
How Long Does Probate Take?
Probate can be a long and challenging process that may take a few months to complete. The timeline depends on the complexity of the deceased’s situation regarding the number of beneficiaries, value and type of the assets, and other personal information or business ventures. The amount of time required by an executor can be overwhelming, making the invaluable assistance of an experienced estate attorney a wise investment.
Our Comprehensive Probate and Estate Law Services
Our firm is dedicated to assisting clients who aren’t sure what the next, or even the first step, is for probate and estate affairs. This area of law is broad, and there are different services available. Every situation is unique, and while one family may only need one of these services, another may need assistance with multiple. We are available for guidance on:
- Estate Planning
- Wills and Trusts
- Living Wills
- Living Trusts
- Powers of Attorney
- Wealth Transfer
- Prenuptial Agreements
Benefits of Hiring an Experienced Estate and Probate Lawyer
Even if a will or trust has been put together prior to a family member’s death, working with a probate and estate attorney comes with many advantages that will reduce the stress and personal time family members will need to invest in the process. Benefits of working with us include:
- Writing of professional legal documents
- Estate plans that comply with Maryland law
- Attorneys on your side your family can trust
- Avoiding personal liability as an executor
- Minimizing the potential for disputes
- Ensuring a timely process
Don’t Navigate Probate Court Alone
Losing a family member is difficult. At the Law Offices of William Trevillian, P.A. in Severn, MD, we offer probate and estate law assistance to help reduce the burden probate can put on families for a speedy and uncomplicated process. Our areas of practice focus on helping families and individuals in trying times, and probate court is no different. Contact our firm today to learn more about how we can assist you and your family.