Estate Planning and Probate
Hyatt & Weber’s Estate Planning lawyers work with individuals and families to deliver customized estate, trust and probate administration services designed to facilitate a smooth transition of wealth from generation to generation while minimizing taxes and ensuring one’s directives are carried out in an appropriate manner.
Our Estate Planning practice serves clients throughout Maryland, including high-net-worth families, individuals with modest assets, business owners, young professionals, retirees and estate executors. We understand the complexities of family dynamics; the factors involved in family-owned businesses and the importance of succession planning; the desire to ensure continuity in the lives of minors, special-needs dependents and elderly loved ones; and the various opportunities available for tax-advantaged charitable giving and philanthropic support
Recognizing every situation is unique, we treat each client with compassion and care. Not only do we ask the right questions – often ones that open new dialogues and options for consideration – but we work hand-in-hand with clients to determine the most appropriate estate plan, revise plans to reflect changing wishes and guide executors through the complexities of probate.
We are also experienced in helping resolve disputes that arise during what can be the most emotionally charged period of one’s life. In situations where litigation is the only course of action that will advance our clients’ interests, we are strong advocates in court.
The many capabilities offered by our Estate Planning practice include:
- Wills and living wills
- Powers of attorney
- Advance medical directives
- Probate administration
- Business succession planning
- Estate tax strategies
- Guardian ad litem
- Trust preparation
- Asset transfers to beneficiaries
- Charitable giving
- Register of Wills filings
- Orphans’ Court representation
- Probate mediation and litigation
Recognized as one of the top firms in Maryland, Hyatt & Weber and its attorneys are frequently honored by Best Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, Super Lawyers, What’s Up? Annapolis and The Capital.