Sinclair Prosser Gasior proudly serves Leonardtown residents and helps them to plan for their futures. Our firm is a full-service elder law and estate planning firm, which means that we help clients of all ages to prepare for life’s milestones and tragedies. From making certain you have a secure retirement to protecting your legacy, our firm can help you to handle all of the big decisions that matters when it comes to protecting your family, wealth, and finances.
Most people need the services of an elder law or estate planning attorney, although far too many people don’t realize that they need to put plans in place for incapacity or to protect their legacy until it is too late. At Sinclair Prosser Gasior, we help clients throughout the Leonardtown area to set goals and to understand what legal documents and tools can be best used to achieve them. To find out more about how our firm can assist you with all of your estate planning needs give us a call today.
Life in Leonardtown, Maryland
Leonardtown is a Maryland town located in St. Mary’s County. Leonardtown is the county seat and, as of the most recent census, the town had a population of just over 2,900 people. The town’s claim to fame is an annual oyster-shucking championship that is hosted locally each year on the fairgrounds in St. Mary’s County but the population has grown substantially over the past two decades largely thanks to the fact that Leonardtown is located near to Patuxent River Naval Air Station.
Leonardtown gets its name from Benedict Leonard Calvert, who was the governor of Maryland. The area where Leonardtown was located was first settled in 1654, but it was not until much later that it adopted the name which it still goes by today.
Senior Services in Leonardtown, MD
In Leonardtown, MD, 22 percent of households had someone aged 65 or older living alone as of the most recent census. A total of 19.5 percent of the Leonardtown population was 65 and up. It often becomes necessary for seniors to take advantage of programs and services that help them to remain independent.
Seniors can find out about services that are available to them by visiting the website of the Department of Human Services for St. Mary’s County, Maryland. The Department of Human Services provides help to seniors in the form of:
- Information and assistance
- Caregiver support
- Ombudsman service
- Home delivered meals
- Volunteer opportunities
- Social and recreational opportunities
- Transportation assistance
Seniors can visit the Department of Human Services to find the programs that they are eligible for and can take advantage of. When it becomes necessary to get more help than is available through free or low-cost community based services, seniors can also work with an experienced attorney at Sinclair Prosser Gasior to make certain they are able to qualify for Medicaid coverage to pay for long term care at home or nursing home care in a care facility.
Probate Courts in Leonardtown, MD
Many estate proceedings are handled at the Office of the Register of Wills within St. Mary’s County. The mailing address of this court is Register of Wills, St. Mary’s County, P.O. Box 602, Leonardtown, MD 20650. The telephone number to reach the court is 301-475-5566. You can also use a toll free number to reach the court, which is 888-475-4821.
Estate issues may need to be handled with the Register of Wills or the probate court in circumstances where someone has passed away or has become incapacitated without making plans for incapacity or without taking steps to pass assets outside of the probate process. If you must go to court, it is important that you have an advocate on your side who can provide you with representation and advise you of your rights and obligations.
Sinclair Prosser Gasior represents Leonardtown residents who have been named as executor of an estate, as well as heirs or beneficiaries who stand to inherit money or property after a death. We can also help you if you need to get a guardian or conservator named because your loved one is incapacitated. And, if you wish to contest a will because you do not believe that the last will and testament is an accurate reflection of the wishes of the deceased, our firm can provide assistance to you.
We can also help if you want to make advanced plans in case something happens to you and you become unable to make decisions or manage your affairs on your own. Making advanced plans in case this occurs can ensure you’re in charge of who makes your decisions and the medical care you receive – and it can spare your family from making difficult choices without your input.
Getting Help from Leonardtown, Maryland Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorneys
When your future is at stake, you need to make certain you’ve consulted with a knowledgeable legal professional who can help you to handle the big issues. At Sinclair Prosser Gasior, we listen carefully to your goals and help you to come up with the plans that you should put in place based on your life situation. As you grow older and your family and financial circumstances change and evolve, we are right there with you to keep your estate plan, asset protection plan, and incapacity plan updated.
We take your trust in us seriously and we will communicate carefully with you to understand how you want to address end-of-life issues and what you want your legacy to be. We are also committed to helping you to build and protect wealth through the use of tax-advantaged accounts and the use of tools that protect your money and property.
If you want to have a committed advocate on your side that will help you to make the legal system work to secure your future, join us for a free seminar to learn about all that we can do for you . You can also give us a call at 410-573-4818.