Estate planning is the process of organizing your personal and financial affairs to be prepared in the event of disability and to arrange for the orderly transmittal of your property to your intended beneficiaries.
Estate and trust administration is the process of winding up a decedent’s affairs and implementing the plan contained in the will or trust, or when there was no planning, settling the estate in accordance with Maryland estate & trust law.
As with estate planning in general, asset protection planning must address your specific concerns and needs. Various planning techniques can be used to shelter personal financial assets from potential creditors.
Fiduciary litigation concerns disputes involving trusts and estates.
Annapolis trusts & estates lawyer Frederick R. Franke, Jr. serves as an expert witness in cases involving estates and trusts. He has qualified in various Orphans’ Courts and Circuit Courts in a wide variety of cases related to our practice area.