Estates & Probate

UPPER MARLBORO & PRINCE FREDERICK LAW PRACTICEGuiding You Through Probate With Expertise and Compassion

Navigating probate and trust administration during a time of loss is a daunting task. It’s not just about legalities and procedures; it’s about managing emotions, family dynamics and ensuring your loved one’s wishes are honored. At Haskell & Dyer, we understand the weight of the responsibility you’re shouldering and are here to alleviate some of that burden.

Comprehensive Probate and Trust Administration Services:

  • Tailored Representation: Whether you’re an executor, administrator, or trustee, we provide personalized counsel tailored to your unique situation, ensuring every legal step is taken with precision.
  • Decades in Orphan’s Court: Our seasoned team has represented countless clients in Orphan’s Court, dealing with intricate issues such as:
    • Caveats, where concerns of undue influence, competing wills, or other complications arise.
    • Estate litigation surrounding probate administration intricacies.
    • Trust-related disputes, from breaches of fiduciary duty to debates over trust asset distributions and the interpretation of trust documents.
  • Efficient Dispute Resolution: While legal conflicts are sometimes inevitable, our primary objective is always to seek a harmonious resolution. With an impressive track record of resolving approximately 85-90% of estate matters outside the courtroom, we prioritize open communication and mutual understanding. But, when litigation becomes necessary, our clients take comfort knowing they have a formidable ally in Haskell & Dyer, prepared to fiercely advocate on their behalf.

PROTECTING YOUR INHERITANCEYour Guide through Estate & Probate Law

Navigating the intricacies of estate planning and probate can often feel like a maze, especially during emotionally charged times. Yet, amidst these challenges, having a seasoned guide can make all the difference. At Haskell & Dyer, we illuminate the path, ensuring that every step you take safeguards your legacy and honors your loved ones. With expertise honed over decades and a commitment to personalized service, we transform complex legal jargon into clear, actionable solutions tailored to your unique needs. Entrust us with your journey, and experience the peace of mind that comes from unparalleled legal advocacy.

SOUTHERN MARYLAND ATTORNEYSNavigating Life's Transitions with Haskell & Dyer's Compassionate Expertise

Entrust your probate and trust administration concerns to Haskell & Dyer, where compassionate understanding meets unmatched legal expertise. We're not just here for legal counsel; we're here to support you every step of the way.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Estate Law and Probate Law in Maryland?

In Maryland, Estate Law encompasses the broad planning and legal measures taken to manage an individual’s assets and end-of-life directives—this includes the creation of wills, trusts, and healthcare directives. On the other hand, Probate Law specifically deals with the process following an individual’s passing—this entails validating the deceased’s will, appointing an executor or personal representative, and ensuring the proper distribution of assets as stipulated in the will.

How does Haskell & Dyer assist in navigating Orphan's Court proceedings in Maryland?

Haskell & Dyer has represented countless clients in Maryland’s Orphan’s Court over the years. Whether you’re facing caveats, such as will contests due to undue influence or competing wills, or trust litigation matters like breaches of fiduciary duty, we have the expertise to guide you. While we strive for peaceful resolutions and estimate that 85-90% of our cases are settled out of court, we’re fully prepared to represent you with vigor during litigation or appeal if needed.

My loved one didn't leave behind a will. How can Haskell & Dyer help in this situation?

In Maryland, when someone dies without a will, it’s termed as dying “intestate.” In such scenarios, the state dictates how the assets get distributed. At Haskell & Dyer, we understand how challenging this can be for families. Our seasoned attorneys will guide you through the intestate succession process, ensure you understand your rights and the rights of other beneficiaries, and help streamline the distribution of assets in accordance with Maryland law.