In Maryland, a Last Will and Testament is an important document that may have a lasting impact on your heirs and loved ones. When properly executed, a Maryland Last Will & Testament can:
- ensure the proper distribution of your assets
- Appoint a guardian for your minor children
- name the executor or executrix who can carry out your wishes
Requirements for Creating a Valid Last Will and Testament in Prince George’s County and Montgomery County
Drafting and executing a will in Maryland requires certain legal formalities that must be met to ensure its validity. These Maryland Last Will and Testament requirements generally include:
- You must sign the testamentary document.
- You must sign the documents in front of two witnesses.
- You must understand what you are signing and not be under duress or other undue pressure when signing your testamentary documents.
Creating Your Last Will And Testament in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County
A Maryland Last Will & Testament is a very personal document. A carefully crafted will safeguards your estate and properly distributes your assets according to your wishes. For example, if you want to donate a specific amount of your money to a certain charity, then it is crucial that your will clearly state your intentions.
A poorly drafted will could result in a costly dispute for your loved ones in the future. In Maryland, your will may not be honored if the document fails to comply with Maryland Estates and Trusts laws. An ineffectively drafted testamentary document could result in courts distributing your estate assets according to Maryland law and not your wishes.
Intestacy and Dying Without a Last Will and Testament in Maryland
If you die without a will, the Maryland laws of intestacy control how your property is distributed. The intestacy laws are default rules that determine what and how much of your assets your relatives receive. Distributing your assets through intestacy laws can be time-consuming and may not reflect your personal choices. Drafting a Maryland Last Will and Testament can help you avoid these problems and have peace of mind knowing that your wishes are followed.
Contact a Montgomery County and Prince George’s County Wills Attorney
When drafting a Maryland Last Will and Testament, using a form downloaded from the Internet will never serve all of your personal needs. At the Law Office of LaSheena M. Williams, LLC our goal is to create clearly written wills that prevent misunderstandings from arising in the future. We can create your Montgomery County Last Will and Testament or a Prince George’s County Last Will and Testament so that it fully states your intentions regarding your estate, and so that your will takes into account all of your assets and complies with Maryland laws. We take the time and care to address every item and to make sure you understand your Maryland Last Will and Testament.
If you have any questions regarding the Maryland’s laws on wills and estate administration, contact a Maryland Last Will and Testament attorney at the Law Office of LaSheena M. Williams, LLC. Our firm diligently represents clients across Rockville, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Chevy Chase, College Park, Cheverly, Greenbelt, Oxon Hill, Hyattsville, Upper Marlboro, Largo, Bowie and surrounding communities.
Call us today at (301) 778-9950, or send an online request for a consultation.