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Maryland Trust & Estate Administration

At Sellers Johnson Law, we provide Maryland Estate Administration services, including Maryland probate, Maryland trust administration, Maryland post-mortem estate planning, and legal advice and services to Maryland fiduciaries.

Maryland Trust Administration and Trustee Counseling

At Sellers Johnson Law, we provide Trust Administration services to Trustees and Maryland Estate Administration services (also known as probate) to Personal Representatives and Executors of Wills.

Our Trust Administration Services include advising Trustees on their legal fiduciary responsibilities including proper accounting of Trust assets and liabilities, frequent and appropriate beneficiary communications, preparation of Trust Fiduciary Accountings, timing and advice regarding distribution of Trust assets, and compliance with tax laws.

Maryland Estate Administration and Probate

Our Maryland Probate and Estate Administration services include advising Personal Representatives, also known as Executors, regarding Maryland probate matters, Maryland post-mortem estate planning, Estate Inventory reporting, Estate Fiduciary Accountings, and Maryland estate tax and fiduciary tax matters matters.

We are experienced advisors and advocates in the process of Maryland Estate Administration also known as Maryland Probate. We counsel fiduciaries, such as Personal Representatives and Trustees, throughout this process. We understand this is often an emotional and unfamiliar process, so we do all we can to ensure our clients confidently and efficiently may comply with their legal responsibilities as fiduciaries.

We help fiduciaries administer the will and trust (if applicable); to determine the forms and timing of distributions, whether in-kind or cash; and to follow administrative and legal filing requirements for deeds, transfer documents, and estate tax returns. We are experienced advisors to fiduciaries as they collect, inventory, and appraise assets; comply with tax filings; make tax selections; satisfy creditors and pay bills; and transfer assets to properly identified legatees and beneficiaries.

The process of Estate Administration begins with an event that triggers a provision in your estate plan, such as incapacity or death. The individuals designated in the estate planning documents must step into action and execute the estate plan according to the grantor's instructions.  These individuals are known as the estate fiduciaries.

Estate administration can be complex and the fiduciaries often need competent and experienced counsel to guide them through the process. Estate fiduciaries must make important decisions - sometimes quickly - and they need help to make them wisely. They will need to prepare inventories of estate property, prepare Estate and Trust Fiduciary Accountings, prepare tax returns, and sign other important documents on behalf of the Estate and Trust. Ultimately they must divide and distribute Estate and Trust property to those individuals or charities identified in the Will and Trust documents.

The estate administration process carries a lot of responsibilities. We have substantial experience guiding fiduciaries through the process as sensitively and completely as possible, and we strive to make the process as straightforward and efficient as possible.