Salisbury Estate Planning Attorneys

Whether you need help drafting an estate plan, reviewing an existing will or trust, or probating the estate of a loved one, you need a lawyer who will stay focused on achieving your goals.

Experienced estate planning and probate attorney Cynthia MacDonald offers skilled advice and representation at our firm's offices in Salisbury and Ocean City and in probate courts throughout the Eastern Shore of Maryland. To discuss how we can help you, contact a knowledgeable estate planning lawyer today.

Estate Planning That Meets Your Needs

The type of estate planning you need depends on your individual goals and circumstances. You may be primarily concerned about providing for your children, controlling your medical treatment or reducing your tax liability. Depending on your priorities, you may benefit from some or all of the following estate planning devices:

  • Wills: A will can be used to control how your property is distributed to your heirs. It also names your executor and, if you have minor children, guardians.
  • Trusts: Transferring your property into a revocable living trust or other type of trust may help you avoid probate and may have additional estate or income tax benefits.
  • Powers of attorney: A durable power of attorney names someone to make important decisions, including financial decisions, on your behalf if you become incapacitated.
  • Advance medical directives: This document combines a power of attorney for health care with a living will, which expresses your wishes regarding life-sustaining treatment.

Attorney Cynthia MacDonald is experienced at working with clients to craft appropriate, effective estate plans to meet their individual needs. If you already have an estate plan, we can review it to determine whether it meets your current needs under current Maryland law.

Effective Probate and Guardianship Representation

We also represent clients in a variety of probate and estate proceedings. If you have been named executor of an estate, we can guide you through the probate administration process. We can also help you pursue guardianship over a loved one who has become incapacitated.

Unfortunately, disputes sometimes arise over probate and estate matters. We understand how sensitive these issues can be. If you are involved in a will contest or another estate-related dispute, we will effectively represent your interests and priorities.

Contact Our Salisbury Estate Planning Law Firm

Do not hesitate to contact our Maryland firm to discuss any needs you may have in the areas of estate planning and probate.