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Trust Attorneys in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

If you are seeking skilled and compassionate guidance regarding trusts and estate planning in Maryland, rest assured, you've come to the right place. We are a team of dedicated attorneys committed to safeguarding your legacy, both in the present and the future.  

At Sanders & Sanders, Attorneys at Law, we're a husband-and-wife legal team with over seven decades of combined experience. We understand that when you're looking for estate planning advice, you're not just thinking about the law. You're thinking about your family, your future, and your legacy. That's why we place a premium spotlight on personal service, taking the time to get to know you, your goals, and your concerns. 

If you're ready to talk about your options for incorporating trusts into your estate plan, feel free to contact our Maryland firm today. We're proud to work with families throughout Clinton, Bowie, Fort Washington, Largo, and Washington, D.C.  

Understanding Trusts

Trusts are a powerful tool when it comes to estate planning. They offer unique advantages over wills by giving you greater control and flexibility over how your assets are distributed after your death. Whether you want to minimize estate taxes, protect your children's inheritance, or leave a legacy of charitable giving, we're here to guide you through it all. 

Incorporating trusts into your estate plan comes with numerous benefits. These include minimizing or avoiding estate taxes and inheritance taxes, protecting assets for minor children, setting aside funds for special needs or elderly dependents, defining terms beneficiaries must meet to receive their inheritance, and avoiding probate to maintain privacy.

We'll work closely with you to understand your specific goals and help you create a trust that maximizes these benefits. 

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Are There Different Types of Trusts?

Here's an overview of the types of trusts we can help you establish: 

Revocable Living Trusts: These trusts can be amended or revoked at any time during your lifetime, offering you flexibility and control over your assets. 

Irrevocable Trusts: Unlike revocable trusts, these cannot be altered once established. They offer benefits such as reducing estate tax liability and protecting assets from creditors. 

Marital Trusts: Ideal for married couples, these trusts aim to provide financial security for the surviving spouse while minimizing estate taxes. 

Special Needs Trusts: If you have a beneficiary who receives government disability benefits, this trust can protect their inheritance without jeopardizing their eligibility for those benefits.

Charitable Trusts: These trusts are designed to support charitable organizations while providing tax benefits for you and your heirs. 

Life Insurance Trusts: If you have life insurance policies, these trusts allow you to avoid estate taxes on the proceeds. 

Medicaid Trusts: These trusts are designed to protect your family’s assets while preserving eligibility for state and federal assistance for long-term care expenses. 

Spendthrift Trusts: If you wish to distribute assets to beneficiaries over time, rather than in a lump sum, these trusts are an ideal solution. They also protect the assets from creditors. 

Testamentary Trusts: These trusts are created through your will and only become active upon your death. They are used to manage the assets you leave to your heirs. 

We're here to guide you through the process of creating a trust that meets your specific needs and goals. With over 70 years of combined experience, we understand the ins and outs of Maryland trust laws. Our approach is always personalized, and we prioritize your family's welfare above all else. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation. 

What Sets Our Lawyers Apart

At Sanders & Sanders, Attorneys at Law, we're a family, just like yours. And we understand that when it comes to matters as personal and important as securing your family's future, you need more than just legal knowledge. Here's what you can expect when you choose us as your estate lawyers:  

  • Unparalleled Experience: With over seven decades of combined experience in the field, we've seen it all. We've worked with families from all walks of life and have helped them navigate through their unique challenges. We bring this wealth of knowledge to every case we handle.  

  • Family-Oriented Approach: As a husband-and-wife team, we understand the importance of family. We're dedicated to helping you protect your loved ones and secure their future. We don't just prepare documents; we help you build a legacy. 

  • Personalized Service: We know that no two families are alike. That's why we take the time to get to know you, understand your goals, and tailor our services to meet your specific needs.  

  • Trustworthy Legal Guidance: We believe in making the legal process as straightforward and stress-free as possible. We'll guide you through every step, ensuring you understand all your options so you can make informed decisions.  

  • Positive Client Testimonials: Our clients' satisfaction is our top priority, and we're proud to say that we've received glowing testimonials from those we've served. But don't just take our word for it; check out what our clients have to say. 

  • Easy Access: Located in Upper Marlboro, we serve clients throughout Clinton, Bowie, Fort Washington, and Largo, Maryland, and Washington D.C. We're here for you, no matter where you are.  

Ready to take control of your estate planning? Get in touch with us today to explore the benefits of trusts. Trust us – you're in good hands.

Trusts Attorneys in Upper Marlboro, Maryland 

You've worked hard to build the life you have today. We want to help you protect it for the future. Our team of experienced estate attorneys is here to guide you through every step of the estate planning process and ensure your assets are distributed and handled according to your wishes. Contact us today at Sanders & Sanders, Attorneys at Law, and we'll explain your options so you can make future planning decisions with confidence. We've dedicated our careers to providing top-tier legal assistance to individuals and families in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and the nearby communities.