La Plata Will and Estate Planning Attorneys

Protect your legacy for your heirs with a complete estate plan provided by highly experienced estate planning attorneys

Mudd, Mudd & Fitzgerald, P.A. has been a leader in comprehensive estate planning for more than a century. Planning your estate requires unique analysis of your personal and financial assets, then individualizing a plan that meets your needs and the needs of your family. We have earned our success, and so have you. Estate planning, beginning with the foundation of an executed will, is an excellent first step in protecting your legacy and preparing for the future.

Having a valid will in place simply makes good sense. While a will directs the distribution of your assets, estate planning can minimize your tax burden and allows you to distribute your assets to trusts so you can continue to enjoy the fruits of your working years while you are alive and well. If you die intestate (without a will), the transfer of your assets is left to the laws of the state.

Experienced La Plata estate planning lawyers represent parties involving:

  • Contested wills
  • Elder law
  • Estate administration
  • Estate disputes
  • Estate planning
  • Gift planning
  • Healthcare advance directives
  • Long-term-care planning
  • Living wills
  • Powers of attorney
  • Trusts
  • Tax planning
  • Wills
  • Caveats

Planning for your long-term health needs is essential to planning your financial future. It’s true that there are many people who never use healthcare advance directives or other healthcare planning documents they have had created. Still, preparation brings peace of mind. Many people don’t realize Medicaid has strict eligibility guidelines that require you to delete your income and assets in order to qualify. The look back period is closely scrutinized, meaning transfers of your wealth to your children or other persons and your application for Medicaid benefits need to be separated by a period of years, if possible.

It is important to hire a reputable La Plata probate attorney who is knowledgeable in estate planning and administration matters and provides sound advice. Our attorneys do just that, and have been helping clients plan and administer their estates for over 100 years.

Call for estate plan guidance and experienced planning

Mudd, Mudd & Fitzgerald, P.A. is the oldest and largest law firm in Charles County. We are competitively priced, and our firm has been selected for the prestigious AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™. Additionally, two members of our law firm, Stephen P. Fitzgerald and John F. Mudd, have been named Super Lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ and The Bar Register for Preeminent Lawyers. Our office is handicapped-accessible, and conveniently located a half-block from Charles County Courthouse. Please call 240.776.5078 or contact us online to schedule an appointment to discuss your will and estate planning needs.

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Client Testimonials

  • I honestly could not ask for a better group of individuals to have on my side. To everyone, especially Mr. Fitzgerald, I say Thank You.

    Choosing a law firm is a very personal matter. Mudd, Mudd, and Fitzgerald is the best you can find to handle your needs privately and with personal attention.

    I have hired quite a few lawyers in my day through many firms in the Charles county area, but only one firm stands out as the best among the rest, and that firm is Mudd, Mudd, and Fitzgerald, P.A.

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