Elder law and estate planning attorneys at Sinclair Prosser Gasior provide services to clients in Grasonville, Maryland and surrounding areas. Everyone can benefit from talking to an elder law attorney, including younger people, because an elder law attorney helps you to plan for a more secure future. The assistance you will receive goes beyond making a plan for end of life issues or your legacy. You can also get help with retirement planning, asset protection, incapacity planning and more.
Life is uncertain and you never know when something could happen to you. If you have not made plans for the future, you and your family could all be in a much worse situation than you would be in if you had worked with an elder law attorney to make effective use of legal tools designed to protect you. Sinclair Prosser Gasior will work closely with you to identify the issues that you should address in your plans for the future and to make the right plans to protect yourself, your assets, and your loved ones even in the face of hardship or tragedy.
To find out more about how Sinclair Prosser Gasior helps clients in Grasonville and surrounding areas, you should give us a call today.
Life in Grasonville, Maryland
Grasonville, Maryland is a census-designated place located within Queen Anne’s County in the state of Maryland. As of the most recent census, there were just over 2,100 people living in Grasonville.
Grasonville residents can visit the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, can grab a bite to eat at the Jetty Dock bar or can visit Kent Island Sup to take a tour, partake in water sports, and rent gear.
The census designated place spans an area of 5.2 square miles, 10.56 percent of which is comprised of water.
Senior Services in Grasonville, Maryland
In Grasonville, 12.8 percent of households had someone living alone who was a senior aged 65 and over as of the most recent census. As you age, you may experience a greater need for services because of health issues or infirmity. Fortunately, Grasonville seniors have options to take advantage of many different programs and services that are provided or facilitated by the Area Agency on Aging.
The Area Agency on Aging connects seniors with senior centers and also provides help and support through facilitating community care. Legal aide services, home healthcare, and telephone support are among the community care services offered by the Area Agency on Aging. There is also a county ride service to provide transportation to seniors who need help getting around.
Often, community-based services are simply not going to be sufficient to address the needs of seniors. If you need long-term care at home, for example, you may need to pay for an expensive home health aide. Sinclair Prosser Gasior helps you in circumstances where you need more benefits. Our legal team will work with you to qualify for Medicaid or other benefits programs that could help you to get the care you require as a senior.
Courts in Grasonville, Maryland
Sinclair Prosser Gasior helps clients to reduce the chances their families will have to go to court in case of incapacity or after a death. If you make a plan to determine who will make your decisions and who will manage your assets in case of incapacity, your loved ones will not need to pursue guardianship proceedings if something happens to you.
If you make a plan to transfer assets outside of the probate process, your loved ones will also not need to go through the probate process so your wealth can be transferred to new owners much more quickly after you pass away. Working with our legal team to make plans for incapacity and for the transfer of your wealth after your death can spare your family the stress of court proceedings, can keep your affairs private, and can help you to save money.
Our legal team also provides assistance with the issues that are handled in probate court. If your loved one has passed away or if your loved one has become incapacitated and you believe that a guardian should be appointed, give us a call to find out how our Grasonville elder law attorneys can help you to make the court process as simply, inexpensive and effective as possible.
If you must go to court to handle a guardianship issue, or if you must go through the probate process or otherwise go to court to address the affairs of an estate, you’ll be going to court in the county where the deceased or incapacitated person lived or owned property.
For those in Grasonville, cases will be hard in the Queen Anne’s County Court House, which is the oldest court house that is in continuous use in all of Maryland. Probate and guardianship cases are heard in the Orphan’s Court in Maryland, The Queen Anne’s County Register of Wills also handles probate matters administratively. The Office of the Register of Wills is located at the Liberty Building in Centreville, Maryland 21617 and can be reached via phone at 410-758-0585.
Getting Help from a Grasonville Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney
While it’s tempting to put off the estate planning process or to put off the process of planning for incapacity, you cannot afford to wait. Failing to think about your plans for the end of life or for your legacy won’t make the issues go away — you will just be unprepared if something happens to you.
Sinclair Prosser Gasior will help to make sure you are ready with an incapacity plan and a legacy plan so you and your family will be protected no matter what. Our legal team can also provide assistance with making plans to protect assets during your lifetime and to prepare for retirement.
With our help, you’ll be prepared for whatever the future holds — so give us a call today to find out what our compassionate and knowledgeable Grasonville elder law and estate planning attorneys can do for you.