Sinclair Prosser Gasior helps individuals and families throughout Owings, Maryland in making effective use of legal tools to achieve a more secure future. We help you use tools like a last will and testament, trusts, powers of attorney, and advanced directives to protect your wealth, plan for incapacity, control your legacy, and prepare for whatever life brings you.
Whether you need help setting retirement goals and finding out how to use tax-advantaged retirement accounts to achieve them, you want to provide for your kids in case something happens to you, or you want to avoid unwanted medical care in case you get sick, we can offer a full array of services to plan for the triumphs and tragedies you will experience throughout your life. To find out more about how our firm can help you to plan for your own future and to protect your family no matter what the future holds, give us a call today.
Life in Owings, MD
Owings Maryland is a census-designated place located along the north border of Calvert County, Maryland. As of the most recent census, just over 2,100 people resided in Owings.
Owings downtown area includes many small businesses, including a convenience store which also serves as a gas station, along with several child care centers and restaurants. There is also a Boys & Girls Club affiliate in Owings, which is called the Owings Outlaws.
Senior Services in Owings, Maryland
In Owings, around 3.5 percent of households had a senior 65 or older living alone, according to the most recent census. Many Owings seniors will need to take advantage of services to stay connected to the community and to get their needs met as they get older and begin to experience age-related impairments or develop illnesses.
Some of the senior services that Owings seniors can take advantage of include social services, meals on wheels, and transportation. Many of these services are offered by the Calvert County Office on Aging, which indicates that its mission is to: “enable senior citizens to avail themselves of a full range of services and programs in order to maintain the best possible quality of life.”
The Calvert County Office on Aging can be reached via phone at 410-535-4606. The address for the Calvert County Office on Aging is 450 West Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678.
If these community-based services aren’t sufficient to meet your needs, you may need to work with an experienced attorney to make plans to get covered for Medicaid while still protecting your wealth. Means-tested Medicaid benefits can pay for long-term care at home or for nursing home care if you need it, but you could be forced to impoverish yourself before becoming eligible for benefits unless you work with Sinclair Prosser Gasior to keep your wealth safe and get covered.
Courts in Owings Maryland
Sinclair Prosser Gasior also provides help planning ahead for incapacity and for what will happen to your assets after your death.
If you work with an elder law attorney, you can facilitate the transfer of your assets outside of the probate process so your family can save money and will not have to go to court during a difficult time. We can also help you use tools like a power of attorney to ensure your loved ones don’t need to initiate guardianship proceedings in case of your incapacity. When you make an incapacity plan, you can choose who makes decisions on your behalf when you can no longer act alone.
Sometimes, however, incapacity happens without an advanced plan or a person passes away and assets must be transferred through the probate process. When this happens, our legal team is here for you. We can represent the executor of an estate, as well as heirs or beneficiaries and those who wish to contest a will during the probate process. We can also provide representation during the trust administration process — which typically takes place out of court unless there is a problem — and can provide assistance with those who need to initiate guardianship proceedings in court.
Getting Help from an Owings Elder Law and Estate Planning Attorney
You don’t have time to waste when it comes to preparing for your future and protecting your family as you never know what tomorrow could bring. Working with an experienced attorney to begin saving for retirement in tax-advantaged IRAs as early as possible is vital to achieving financial security as a senior, and you’ll also want to make sure you take steps to protect your assets as you grow your wealth and build a nest egg.
Preparing for sickness, injury, and death is also vitally important, no matter how unpleasant it is to consider these issues. You don’t want uncertainty over the medical care you hope to receive and you don’t want your family to be left unprotected if something happens to you. Sinclair Prosser Gasior will help you to use the legal tools you need so your children and other loved ones are as protected as possible and are financially provided for if something goes wrong.
To find out more about how an Owings elder law and estate planning attorney at our firm can help you prepare for anything that comes your way in the future, give us a call at 410-573-4818 or contact us online today.