Cumberland & Erly, LLC

Calvert County Attorneys Experienced in Estate Planning & Probate Administration

The Prince Frederick law firm of Cumberland & Erly, LLC assists southern Maryland clients in estate planning and probate administration. Our attorneys have the professional capacity and resources to effectively handle every aspect of your immediate and long-term planning and asset preservation needs.

Estate Planning for Residents of Prince Frederick and Southern Maryland

Comprehensive estate planning provides for the distribution of an individual's property upon death, as well as for the protection of assets during one's lifetime and for decision-making power in the event of incapacity. At Cumberland & Erly, LLC, we have significant experience in the preparation and drafting of transfer and planning documents, including but not limited to:

  • Basic wills and will updates
  • Revocable living trusts
  • Irrevocable trusts
  • Special needs trusts
  • Charitable trusts
  • Guardianships and conservatorships
  • Powers of attorney
  • Advance healthcare directives

In arranging for the preservation and transfer of assets, we recognize that every client's situation is unique, and therefore, we carefully tailor estate plans to accomplish our clients' objectives while minimizing potential tax consequences. We also invest the time necessary to get to know our clients, so that we may fully understand not only the nature and extent of their assets, but also their personal values and overarching estate planning goals.

Calvert County Probate Lawyers

Probate is the legal process whereby a court supervises the administration of a deceased person's estate. The purpose of probate is to ensure that any final bills and expenses are paid to creditors, including taxes owed, and any remaining assets are distributed to beneficiaries named in a will, or if the decedent died "intestate" (without a will), to his or her heirs in accordance with Maryland's laws governing intestate succession.

We possess a wealth of probate administration experience and capably guide our clients through all necessary proceedings, always working to accomplish probate in a timely manner while maintaining utmost sensitivity to our clients' specific concerns.

If a dispute arises during probate proceedings, leading to estate litigation, the attorneys at Cumberland & Erly, LLC have extensive experience in trial preparation, strategy, and jury presentation, enabling us to handle even the most complicated legal, factual, and emotional matters with confidence, compassion, and discretion.

Talk to a Prince Frederick Lawyer about Your Estate Plan or Probate Matter

If you need assistance with an estate planning of probate matter, please contact Cumberland & Erly, LLC for a free initial consultation with an experienced Calvert County estate attorney. For more than 30 years, our lawyers have been providing the highest quality estate planning and probate services for individuals and families in southern Maryland.