Bowie Will Attorney
Serving Individuals & Families in Anne Arundel & Prince George’s Counties
Having a last will and testament provides peace of mind. A comprehensive
and well-written will outlines how you wish your property to be distributed
to heirs and beneficiaries once you have died. Without a valid will, your
estate will fall into the hands of a judge who is bound by state laws.
This will be a judge who has never met you and has no idea what your wishes
might have been. Furthermore, without a will, your estate is subject to
strife and arguments among friends and relatives, which can lead to lengthy
court battles and expenses.
Adams Law Office, LLC, we understand that creating a will may be a difficult prospect. However,
creating a will is a critical element of estate planning. Some individuals
only need a will, while others need a more comprehensive estate plan that
involves trusts and other legal instruments. Our firm is here to help
you understand all your options and create the legal documents you need.
Ready to write your will with help from highly experienced attorneys? Call
our firm at
(301) 900-5940 or
contact us online to get started with a free consultation.
When Should I Write a Will?
If you are of sound mind and of legal age, you may write a will. If you
have property that you want to be distributed after your passing, you
should create a will. If you are married, or have children, and a lot
of assets, it is advisable that you write one. If you die without a will,
your property will be distributed based on Maryland’s estate laws.
If you have a big family, writing a will may help avoid conflict when
you are gone and it is not something you should draft yourself. Have an
experienced will attorney by your side to ensure that all of your bases
What Are the Benefits of Making a Will?
A last will and testament is a legal document that provides clear instructions
concerning the who, what, and when of your property distribution. This
can include bank balances, real estate, business investments, personal
belongings, vehicles, and more.
A will can also lay out instructions as to the care of any dependents or
minor children you have, as well as the management of their inheritance.
While it may seem that a will is only necessary for those with large assets
and property, a will is beneficial for everyone.
The benefits of a will include:
- Outlining who will receive which asset and/or how much, such as for bank
accounts and investments
- Naming a guardian for children (rather than allowing the court to do so)
- Expediting the transfer of your assets and property
- Sending gifts and donations to charities and organizations
- Naming a trusted person to act as the executor of your estate, who will
see that your wishes are carried out