With over 30 years of legal experience, estate planning attorney Michelle Lanchester is committed to you and your family. Whether you need assistance with a will, a trust, or a power of attorney, Michelle can give you the guidance you need to make sure your wishes are known and your family is secure.
Washington DC Estate Planning Lawyer
Serving Maryland and the District of Columbia
With over 30 years of legal experience, estate planning attorney Michelle Lanchester is committed to quality. Whether you need assistance with a will, a trust, or a power of attorney, Michelle provides quality, commitment, and care, assisting her clients with creating personalized estate planning arrangements. She can give you the guidance you need to make sure your wishes are known and your family is secure while helping you translate your depth of care for your loved ones and concern for your assets and property into an estate plan that reflects your needs, wants, and lifestyle. Leave a legacy of love. Claim your power and protect your decisions regarding your life.
Let Lanchester Law Firm ensure that you leave a legacy of love. Call (301) 259-3799 to schedule your free consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why you need an attorney experienced in estate planning?
Once you do decide to hire an attorney for your estate plan, make sure you find a lawyer with experience in estate planning. Estate planning laws are like a completely new language – unless your attorney has estate planning experience, the laws will seem foreign, and he or she may apply them wrong inadvertently. Attorneys spend years building their skills in focused areas of the law to provide the best possible service to their clients; do not trust your estate plan to an attorney not well versed in estate planning laws.
Why do you need an estate planning lawyer?
You need an estate plan tailored to your situation; the online services or DIY sample forms you find do not ask you important questions that need to be in your estate plan. If you don’t understand something on the forms, you might be inclined to skip over it; however, that could invalidate your entire plan. Why would you take a chance to risk so much?
What will an estate plan to do for me?
Your estate plan will help you control decisions about your life including:
- How your property will be distributed after you die;
- How decisions regarding your health and quality of life should be made in the event you are unable;
- How your funeral arrangements will be handled;
- Reducing or eliminating the government’s ability to interfere with your personal affairs.
You can take advantage of an array of estate planning tools, including:
- Wills, including creating a will, contesting a will, Living Wills, revising a will, and updating a will
- Trusts, including different types of trusts, such as Irrevocable Trusts, Revocable Trusts, Testamentary Trusts, and Special Needs Trusts
- Advance directives
- Financial power of attorney
- Letter of instruction
What is estate planning?
Estate planning is a process that involves making important decisions regarding your family, health care, financial and business matters, and property while you are still healthy and able. Planning for these matters while you are still healthy will safeguard your wishes and protect you and your loved ones before a crisis strikes.
Protect Yourself and Your Family with a Solid Estate Plan
Estate planning is an essential tool that can affect your property, funeral arrangements, and care choices in the future. Creating a solid estate plan that reflects how you would like to divide your assets and any property upon your passing ensures that your wishes will be upheld in the eyes of the law. An estate plan can include who or how you would like any health care or financial decisions to be made on your behalf if you are unable to do so. To protect your assets, there are also methods of using estate planning to minimize your estate’s tax liability.
Having an up-to-date plan for your estate can take the burden of dealing with your estate away from your loved ones while they are grieving your loss. Without an effective estate plan, the law will make these decisions for you.
Do not hesitate – take charge of your life and future today.
Call our team at (301) 259-3799!
Contact Lanchester Law Firm for a Free Consultation
You have worked hard all your life. Do not leave anything to chance. Contact estate planning lawyer Michelle Lanchester today at her offices in Washington DC and Largo, Maryland. Whether you are looking for how to write a will or simply ask questions about your future, Michelle Lanchester will work with you to develop a personalized solution specific to you and your family.