A Lawyer Offering Comprehensive Probate Services

As a probate attorney, I assist individuals and families throughout Maryland by accurately counseling them regarding important issues such as property and asset distribution, supervision of the finances of minors and managing any creditor action.

You can rely upon The Law Offices of Terrence M. McGrath, LLC, for comprehensive estate planning and administration.

Probate

I Establish Long-Term Relationships

I provide clients with peace of mind during the estate planning process. My commitment to living in our community and staying in our community means that my law firm will be here for future generations. My clients know that I will be here to help their heirs and family members when it comes time for the estate plan to be carried out.

If you have been named administrator of a will, I can help you with your responsibilities, which can include:

  • Notifying the heirs
  • Paying estate debts
  • Paying estate taxes, if applicable
  • Distributing property and assets
  • Managing the final affairs of the decedent's estate

Can Probate Be Avoided?

Many people would prefer to help their families avoid the costs and time associated with the probate process. The most viable method for achieving this is to establish a trust.

Essentially, probate fees are based on the size of the estate. The larger the estate, the larger the fees. However, your estate can bypass these costs by the creation of trusts.

As a probate lawyer with nearly three decades of experience, I have a complete understanding of the ways in which probate can be avoided. To discuss your specific circumstances, contact me to arrange a consultation.

Is the Will Valid?

In some situations, the validity of the will can come into question and potentially cause problems and disputes. Internet forms are among the most troublesome culprits. Life can be complicated, and internet wills never account for that. I can develop a valid will that stands up in court and provides your family with minimal complications during probate.

Contests or Disputes

If you are involved in a will contest or trust dispute, talk to me. I represent clients throughout Maryland who need me to analyze the original documents, the decedent's wishes and deliver the most favorable results.

Contact Me To Learn More

The Law Offices of Terrence M. McGrath, LLC, is located in Greenbelt. I serve clients in Prince George's County and surrounding parts of Maryland. To schedule a consultation, call me at 301-363-7136, or send me an email.