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Estate Administration

Knowledge and Experience that is Multidimensional

An estate is typically administered by either an executor, who is the person named in the will to “execute” the will or an administrator is a person appointed by the probate court to administer the decedent’s estate when the decedent left no valid will. The administration of a decedent’s estate can be overwhelming and stressful; therefore, having a trusted attorney to help you navigate the rules and regulations of administering an estate in Maryland is critical.

McNamee Hosea’s estate administration attorneys have a breadth of knowledge and depth of experience that is multidimensional – one that ensures our estate planning goals are accomplished.   Our attorneys often serve as a trustee or a personal representative for our clients.  They are dedicated to serving the estate planning needs of all types of clients, including blended families, same-sex partners, individuals, business owners, executives, families with special needs children or high net-worth individuals.

Our experienced attorneys, handle all aspects of estate administration, including:

  • Preparation of estate and gift tax returns and estate tax audits
  • Preparation of estate inventory and valuation of assets
  • Distribution of the estate's assets
  • Managing the sale or liquidation of assets
  • Paying taxes and debts of the estate
  • Charitable gift planning
  • Generation-skipping advice and planning
  • Representing clients in fiduciary litigation
  • Post mortem tax planning

Our tax expertise and business intelligence are key to helping our clients preserve their wealth and protect their assets for their future generations.  We work closely with our clients’ accountants and financial advisors to develop sophisticated tax planning strategies and coordinate the preparation of all required tax returns.

When necessary, our estate planning group will work in tandem with our litigation attorneys to represent clients in will contests and other inheritance disputes that occur when the beneficiaries cannot agree upon how to divide or dispose of the estate property and assets.  

Estate Administration that is Personal and Professional

Whether you are at the beginning stages of wealth planning, want to revise an estate plan that may be outdated, or wish to review the tax implications of your existing estate plan, contact one of our experienced Maryland estate planning attorneys to guide you successfully through the estate administration process and give you peace of mind. Contact one of our estate administration attorneys today and see how we can put our experience to work for you.

Related Attorneys

  • Esther A. Streete
  • Milton D. Jernigan II
  • Stephen C. Hosea
  • Danielle M. Cruttenden
  • Brett F. Baldino

Serving clients throughout Maryland, DC & Virginia.

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