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Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning Attorneys
in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Norman Sanders

L. Norman Sanders

Attorney at Law

L. Norman Sanders double majored in political science and economics at Yale University and graduated in 1983. He then went on and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. Norman began his legal career as a personal injury attorney. He learned the value of working closely with clients and decided to open his own law firm. He now helps individuals and families with various matters having to do with estate planning.

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Lisa Smith Sanders

Lisa Smith Sanders

Attorney at Law

Graduating from Harvard University with a Bachelor's in government, Lisa Smith Sanders went on to study law at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law where she also graduated in 1986. Before opening up Sanders & Sanders, Attorneys at Law, Lisa dealt with government contacts in Washington, D.C. She now handles all matters relating to estate planning including wills and trusts for families in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

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Who We Are

Sanders & Sanders, Attorneys at Law is a husband-and-wife legal team serving the areas of Upper Marlboro, Clinton, Bowie, Fort Washington, Largo, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. With over seven decades of combined experience, we provide legal assistance to individuals and families who need help with estate planning issues such as creating a will or trust or dealing with probate. Whatever your needs may be, get in contact with us today to schedule an initial consultation of your case.

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The Support You Need


Our attorneys possess over 70 years of combined legal experience. Trust that you are in good hands with us. Our attorneys have practiced all over the United States including in Texas, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. Our attorney, Lisa Smith Sanders, has been admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of the United States.


Our firm is led by a husband-and-wife team who have children of their own. We fully understand the value of family and the bond that is needed to successfully handle the responsibility of estate planning. To get started on planning for your family's future, reach out to us at Sanders & Sanders, Attorneys at Law today.


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Trusts Vs. Wills


There may be benefits to creating a trust, especially if you have assets in multiple states, minor children, or adult children with special needs. There are several types of trusts to meet your unique needs. Because a trust becomes effective during your lifetime, however, it is more complex than a will and must meet several requirements to ensure you get the benefits of the trust. Generally, this document remains confidential, but it is more expensive to prepare than a will. Contact us to discuss whether a trust is the right choice for you.


A will does not take effect until after you die, and the will is admitted to probate. And, yes, once probated, the will does become public. However, drafting a will is simpler and is less costly than preparing a living trust. Reach out to learn more and schedule a consultation.

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There are a few distinct differences between trusts and wills. Both legal-binding documents instruct your family on the intentions of your assets and property after your death. Our estate planning attorneys are here to help you decide which path is the best option for you and your family to take. Contact us today in Upper Marlboro and let's discuss your family's future.

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Our Clients Matter Most

When handling family issues, you deserve a law firm that values families and knows how to help them plan for the unforeseen future. Sanders & Sanders, Attorneys at Law, a family-run firm, has extensive experience in various areas of the law including estate planning, will and trust creation, probate, and more. Our diverse experience and deep ties to the community make us work harder to help you seek the outcome that you are looking to achieve.

Other attorneys and firms tend to put profits over people. We do not believe in that practice — who wants to hire an estate planning law firm that fails to put family first? Turn to our husband-and-wife estate planning and probate attorneys today and talk to them about the future of your family. Our law firm is located in Upper Marlboro, but we serve the areas of Clinton, Bowie, Fort Washington, Largo, Maryland, as well as Washington, D.C.