Few people like to think about incapacity or death. Most of us have a natural aversion to contemplating illness or our own demise. This is normal, but avoiding these subjects is a big mistake that can hurt your family and your own financial security both now and in your golden years.
Smart, Focused Estate Planning
At FitzPatrick & Associates, we help families, individuals, and business owners achieve their financial and retirement goals. Whether you need a basic will, or you require a comprehensive estate plan that protects your business as well as your personal assets, estate planning is about so much more than simply giving stuff away when you die.
Our personalized approach to estate planning puts the focus squarely on you. What are your goals? What kind of lifestyle do you want to lead when you retire? What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind for your kids and your loved ones? We work closely with our clients to make sure their estate plan protects what they have worked hard to build.
Probate Solutions for Individuals and Families
For most people, probate is an overwhelming and somewhat confusing concept. With an experienced Wills and Trusts Attorney on your side, it doesn’t have to be either of those things. As a litigator licensed in both Maryland and Washington, D.C., attorney, Christopher M. FitzPatrick brings a wealth of experience to the table. He helps clients in the following probate matters:
- Probate administration. Wrapping up a decedent’s final affairs and settling an estate requires a great deal of time and commitment. Many people are unprepared for the meticulous process involved in inventorying an estate’s assets. Mr. FitzPatrick helps clients through each step of the estate administration process, giving family members peace of mind and time to grieve without the burdens of trying to handle an estate on their own.
- Estate litigation. A contested will or disputes over an estate can quickly deplete an estate’s assets. There are usually no winners in these types of cases, therefore it is important to have legal representation right from the onset of a contested will with another family member or beneficiary.