Warnes Law Office
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Law Office of Lindsay N. Warnes, LLC

Estate Planning Attorney

 

Helping clients plan for the future and the unexpected.

Estates aren’t just something wealthy people have. If you own anything, you have an estate. Your estate consists of everything you own during your lifetime and at death. Everyone has an estate, and everyone should have an estate plan.

Not only does having an estate plan determine how your assets will be distributed after your death, creating an estate plan is also the best way to manage and protect your assets during your life. Your estate plan can outline how your property will be handled if you are disabled and who will make medical and financial decisions for you if you cannot make them for yourself.

Planning for your death is not something most people enjoy. It can be overwhelming to think about what you would like done with your personal belongings after you’re gone. And for most people, thinking about their own death is somewhat unpleasant. Lindsay has been assisting clients with sensitive legal matters for over a decade, and her goal is to make this process as easy as possible.

Get in touch with her to set up a consultation, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to inquire whether our services are right for you.

 

Contact

➤ location

Germantown, MD

➤ Service areas

We serve the following counties*:

  • Montgomery

  • Frederick

  • Prince George’s

  • Carroll

  • Washington

  • Calvert

  • Howard

*If your county is not listed, please contact us to see if we can assist you.

☎ CONTACT

Lindsay@WarnesLawOffice.com
(301) 678-3303

 

Areas of Practice


WILLS

A will allows you to state who you want to inherit your property, as well as appoint the people you trust to handle your affairs. You can also name a guardian to care for your minor children should something happen to you and the other parent.


Financial powers of attorney

With a durable power of attorney for finances, you can give a trusted person authority to handle your finances and property if you become incapacitated and unable to handle your own affairs.


TRUSTS

Some people may benefit by holding property in a living trust. It is a way to avoid the probate process and in certain circumstances to appoint someone else to manage that property. There are also trusts that can be established on your death that will protect and care for your surviving loved ones as well as minimize tax consequences for your heirs.
 


deeds

There are many instances not involving the sale or purchase of a home that require property to be transferred. Having an attorney assist with deed preparation and recording is the best way to protect the property and ensure it is transferred correctly.


Advance healthcare directives

Writing out your wishes for healthcare can protect you if you become unable to make medical decisions for yourself. Advance Healthcare Directives include a health care declaration ("living will") and a power of attorney for healthcare, which gives someone you choose the power to make decisions if you can't. You can also state whether or not you want to be an organ donor.


planning for minors / special needs

If you have minor children or a loved with with special needs, you can take measures now to ensure they will be cared for after you are gone.

 
 

 
 
Estate planning is an important and everlasting gift you can give your family. And setting up a smooth inheritance isn’t as hard as you might think.
— Suze Orman
 
 

 
 
 

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