Sinclair Prosser Gasior provides representation to clients throughout Howard County, Maryland and surrounding areas. We are both an elder law and estate planning firm, which means we do much more than just providing help with the creation of wills or with the creation of a plan to pass assets on after death. We can help you with many of the decisions that matter most when looking to your future, including decisions on how to plan for retirement and what to do to be prepared in case you get sick or can’t raise your children to adulthood.
If you live in the Howard County area and you want a compassionate and knowledgeable elder law and estate planning attorney to provide help with sensitive and important decisions that you need to make to protect your family and assets, give us a call. You can find out about the personalized help our firm will provide to you as you put protections in place for yourself, your wealth, and your loved ones. Contact us today to learn more.
Life in Howard County, Maryland
Howard County, Maryland was home to more than 287,000 people as of the most recent census. This county is located in central Maryland and Ellicott City is the county seat. It’s considered to be a part of the greater Baltimore-Columbia-Towson metropolitan area, and many of the people who live in Howard County have connections with the Washington D.C. employment market.
Howard County is one of the more affluent counties in America, with median incomes exceeding $108,000 for households, as of the most recently available data. Because this income is substantially greater than the national average, Howard County, MD has earned the distinction of having the third highest median household income of all of the counties in the U.S.. Wealthy communities within Maryland including Glenwood and Clarksville are all located within this county.
Many people living in communities throughout Howard County enjoy a very high quality of life thanks to high incomes and many local services available within the county. In fact, in 2010, Howard County was honored by being named one of America’s Best Places to Live by Money Magazine. School districts in Howard County are also a major draw to parents, as the district in this County is often ranked best in the state when calculating both graduation rates and test scores.
Seniors in Howard County, Maryland
In Howard County, Maryland, 7.5% of the population was age 65 or older as of the most recent census. Seniors in this area may need additional support and assistance to stay healthy and connected with the community.
Fortunately, there are ample resources available to seniors in Howard County, Maryland. If you live in this area, you should visit the Office on Aging and Independence to find out more about all of the different programs and benefits that are available within your community.
The Office on Aging and Independence can be reached at 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 200 in Columbia, MD 21046. The telephone number is 410-313-6410. This Office provides many different kinds of help to older adults, caregivers, family members, and adults with disabilities.
Seniors may also need more intensive therapy or care because of age-related infirmity or illness. If long-term care at home or nursing home care becomes necessary, Sinclair Prosser Gasior can provide assistance to older Howard County residents in determining if it is possible to become eligible for Medicaid to pay the bills. With our assistance, you may be able to make a plan to qualify for means-tested Medicaid benefits while keeping as much of your wealth safe and secure as possible.
Courts in Howard County, Maryland
In Maryland, you may need to go to court to address various types of issues related to the death or incapacity or a loved one. For example, if a family member has become unable to act on his own or make decisions on his own behalf, you may need to initiate guardianship proceedings. If your loved one has passed on, going to court to probate the will could also be necessary.
Sinclair Prosser Gasior can go to court on your behalf to help you handle your probate or estate issues. We can also provide assistance with the incapacity planning process or estate planning process so you can try to help your family stay out of court during stressful times, such as when you get sick or after you pass away. Plans will need to be made in advance if your family is to be able to pass on assets or make decisions on your behalf when you become incapacitated without having to first go to court.
Getting Help from Howard County Estate Planning and Elder Law Lawyers
Howard County probate lawyers at Sinclair Prosser Gasior can provide personalized one-on-one assistance with key issues that you need to address to be prepared for retirement, to be ready in case you get sick, to protect your assets, and to secure your legacy. We can guide you through making the most effective use of legal tools so you can have the peace of mind of knowing that you and your family will be ready for anything the future holds.
To find out more about the services that our firm can provide to you, join us for a free seminar. You can also give us a call at 410-573-4818 or contact us online to get your personalized plans underway.