District of Columbia Wills and Probate Attorneys Protect Your Estate
Preserving family wealth
Whether you’re planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, Law Offices of Barbara Miller can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:
- Estate planning
- Estate tax issues
- Choosing the appropriate executor
- Living wills
- Living trusts
- Wills drafting
Securing your legacy
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.
Draft your living will and last will and testament
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your living will sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.
Your last will governs the distribution of your property at death. If you have minor children, you can provide for their needs and name a guardian who will care for them until they are grown. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed and who cares for your children, making decisions that might not reflect your desires.
We can draft valid wills that ensure your intentions are honored.
Changing your will
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. We draft valid codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.
Appointment of Guardian
If you have minor children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent or if both parents die in a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, the court may appoint a guardian who can make decisions adverse to your goals and values.
Contact a District of Columbia estate planning law firm to schedule a consultation
For estate planning services in District of Columbia, call Law Offices of Barbara Miller at 202-750-2610 or contact us online to schedule a initial consultation at our Washington office.