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Wills & Estate Administration

Helping families get through a difficult time

Upon death, any property — a car, home, bank account, personal property — that the person owned solely in his or her name becomes part of the estate and can only be transferred through the estate administration process. The process itself can be lengthy and complicated and for many families dealing with the death of their loved ones, it can be overwhelming.

Alexander & Cleaver is qualified to help you navigate step by step through the estate administration process to get through this most difficult time.

Our estate administration services

  • Estate taxes
  • Probate
  • Probate litigation
  • Trust administration
  • Trust litigation
  • Will contests

Wills and powers of attorney

We also help our clients create the most important estate documents:

Wills. A properly drafted will lets you make the final decisions about how your property will be distributed after your death, rather than the state deciding for you.

Powers of attorney. You can give a trusted person the authority to make decisions for you by creating a power of attorney. It takes effect during your life, either immediately or upon your incompetency.  Without such a document, your loved ones face the expensive and time-consuming process of guardianship if you become incapacitated.

Our attorneys

Attorney Jason A. DeLoach heads the firm’s Probate and Estate Administration division. He assists clients with estate administration, wills, durable powers of attorney and advance health directives. Contact Jason at 301.292.3300 or email him. Read more about Jason>>>

 Attorney Whitney Cleaver Smith creates wills, powers of attorney, and advance directives, along with handling estate matters. Contact Whitney at 301.292.3300 or email her. Read more about Whitney>>>

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