Arlington Law Group
How does Estate Planning help protect my real estate?
The homes our clients own in the D.C. area are often one of their largest assets. As we work with clients to prepare their estate plans, we discuss creditor protection options, tax planning and how to best manage real estate if the client becomes incapacitated or transfers it on death. Each client has different needs, family situations, assets and budgets, and we have several fixed-price planning options. We then prepare Powers of Attorney, Wills, Trusts and Deeds to best accomplish each client’s goals. Planning ahead with a Trust or a Revocable Transfer-On-Death Deed can save significant time and expense for beneficiaries of real estate. Titling property between spouses correctly can protect against creditors. All of our estate planning work starts with a free initial consultation, so we encourage clients to come and speak with us about their options.
How does an Attorney help with real estate if I become incapacitated or die?
We regularly receive calls from clients with concerns like: “Mom has dementia and we need to sell her house” or “Dad passed away and we need to do something with his rental property.” In each situation, we meet with our clients to review the documents, real estate title and determine the best course of action. If the incapacitated or deceased person did not do any planning, we can help with guardianship, conservatorship and probate through the courts. Or, if they had a Financial Power of Attorney, Trust, Will or Transfer-On-Death Deed, we advise our clients on how to fulfill their roles as Agent, Executor, Trustee or Beneficiary. We can help our clients with complex court filings and coordinate even the most basic logistics of changing locks, sorting through tangible property and preparing real estate for sale.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Ryan A. Brown, Esq., Leadership Center for Excellence, “40 Under 40” Recipient, 2018;
Ryan A. Brown, Esq., Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, Estate Planning & Probate, 2016-2019;
Kyle L. Epting, Esq., Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, Estate Planning & Probate, 2017-2019