Arlington Estate Planning Lawyer
Safeguard Your Future with Our Trusted Legal Counsel
Estate planning is a term for the litany of legal devices people use to protect and preserve what matters most to them. Two of the most common estate planning tools are wills and trusts, which allow you to manage your assets and determine who will receive them after you pass away.
With a proper estate plan, you may:
- Designate beneficiaries
- Appoint an administrator/trustee/executor
- Establish funds for your dependents
- Avoid litigation during probate
- Create a business succession plan
- Protect your estate from excessive taxes
- Ensure your final wishes are carried out after you die
It is possible to create an estate plan without the assistance of an attorney. However, without the help of an experienced professional, you may be unable to maximize your benefits. Even an estate that appears simple on the surface can become complex when you start the estate planning process, and only an attorney for estate planning can work with you to create a plan that best protects your interests.
By retaining the services of our competent Arlington estate planning attorney, you can begin to understand the laws surrounding your legacy and develop a solution that meets your needs. The Law Office of Marilyn D. Garner is here to take you through this process from start to finish, predicting and overcoming legal and financial roadblocks along the way.
We do not consider any case to be too simple for our attention or too complex for our abilities. If you have a case that requires unparalleled attention to detail and years of experience, we are the team for you. Let us help you build the legal and financial foundations your assets, dependents, and legacy require.
Estate planning requires extensive time, effort, and specialized legal knowledge. With a proper estate plan, you can ensure the proper management of your property and/or business after your death, as well as continued care for your dependents.
We can use our decades of experience to help you with:
- Drafting wills
- Probate litigation
- Avoiding probate delays
- Trust administration
- Trust litigation
- Powers of attorney
Typically, people start to run into obstacles once their estate plan involves a trust. While trusts can certainly be confusing at first glance, we can help you understand their purpose and decide whether or not your estate plan needs one.
If we determine you will benefit from a trust, we can help you decide which of the following to create:
- Revocable trusts
- Irrevocable trusts
- Discretionary trusts
- Incentive trusts
- Charitable trusts
- Implied trusts
The complications surrounding a trust arise once you try to proceed without professional legal guidance. Our Arlington estate planning attorney can address your concerns, answer your questions, and guide you every step of the way toward success.
Free Confidential Consultation
Our goal is to serve each of our clients individually, offering the information and guidance they need to find the right solution for their particular needs and unique situation.
Individual Care for Clients
We are not interested in “cookie-cutter” services. When you work with us, you can depend on direct service from our knowledgeable attorneys—not an inexperienced paralegal or legal assistant.
Top-Rated Ethics & Skill
Our firm is dedicated to maintaining the highest ethical and legal standards throughout every case. Our lawyer’s AV® rating is just one testament to how we fulfill this commitment to every client.
30+ Years of Experience
The lawyer who leads our firm has been practicing since 1983. Attorney Marilyn D. Garner understands what you are facing and is intimately familiar with the laws that affect your situation.
One of the most powerful advantages of a proper estate plan is your ability to keep your loved ones comfortable and cared for, even after you pass away. But an estate plan offers a variety of other benefits, including the assurance that you will have everything you need to stay safe and sound in your golden years. With these two imperative goals in mind, we can proceed with your estate plan at your pace and satisfy your case’s unique needs. We will treat you as if you were a close friend or family member because that is the sort of commitment and compassion required by all estate planning matters.
Contact our Arlington estate planning lawyer today—a secured future awaits.