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Wills

Rockville MD Wills Attorney

Importance of Creating a Will

As the saying goes, there’s no telling what the future brings, but you can be prepared for it. Regardless of the size of your estate or your accumulated wealth, a will is beneficial for all especially if you have young children or dependents with special needs. A will can also allow you to leave a portion of your asset to a non-registered domestic partner, an organization you support, and even to a close friend.

For a will to be valid, the following requirements must be met:

  • Signed by the person creating the will
  • Signed by two to three credible witnesses that are present before the person creating the will
  • Sealed, published, and declared as a Last Will and Testament including other formalities

While it is possible to create a will on your own, having a legal counsel to guide you can ensure a sensible and legally binding will. At the Law Offices of David P. Korteling, our Rockville MD wills lawyer has over 22 years of legal experience including a diverse background in other areas of law and specializations including family law, business law, accounting, and finance to help you through the entire creation of your will.

To get started, schedule a consultation by calling the firm at (301) 281-4808.

What Can Be Included in a Will

Creating a will is the most common approach in estate planning. In Maryland, if a person dies without a will, intestate succession laws require that your assets go to your closest relatives. Although this may seem like a sound proposition, the distribution of your assets may not be particularly equal or fair to you and your surviving families. For example, if you have an estranged spouse or parents, the court may still grant them a portion of your assets. If you have minor children, the court will also be the one to appoint who their guardian will be. That is why our Rockville MD wills attorney encourages all of our clients including you to create a will to ensure that your wishes are honored until the very end.

In general, your will should include the following:

  • The name of your appointed executor
  • The people or organization you will be leaving your assets with
  • Personal guardians for your minor children or dependents and their property
  • Instructions on how to pay your outstanding debts and taxes
  • Instructions on providing for any pets

Drafting a Will? Let Our Rockville MD Wills Lawyer Help You!

A will can give you the peace of mind knowing that your family and assets are protected today and in the future. Whether this is your first time drafting a will or you want to modify an existing will due to some change in circumstances, the Law Offices of David P. Korteling stands ready to help.

Call us today at (301) 281-4808 to schedule a consultation.

Our Testimonials

  • I cannot emphasize what a pleasure it was to have Mr. Korteling by my side.

    “He made the experience as smooth and seamless as possible. Mr. Korteling is not just a great lawyer – he is a counselor at heart.”

    Gilda

  • Responsive, Honest and Informative

    “I sent him an email, and his response was honest and informative. Thank you.”

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Why You Need Our Firm In Your Corner

  • Over 2 Decades of Experience Providing Clients the Security They Need.
  • With a Diverse Background in Law, No Case Is Too Complicated for Our Firm.
  • We Have the Experience, Resources & Expertise Usually Only Found in Larger Law Firms.
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