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We Can Help You Facilitate Probate When The Time Comes

In addition to estate planning, Scott and Scott, P.A., also provides legal representation in connection with a decedent’s estate. Upon an individual’s death, the responsibility for supervising, among other things, the orderly disposition of the individual’s affairs, including the payment of his debts and the distribution of his property, belongs to the local Register of Wills and/or Orphans’ Court.

The operation of the Register of Wills and the Orphans’ Court is governed by a series of specific substantive statutes, common law, and procedural rules. Most individuals designate an individual in their Last Will and Testament to oversee the administration of their estate. In Maryland, these individuals are called “Personal Representatives.” Most Personal Representatives are ordinary lay people, with little or no legal experience. In today’s busy world, many Personal Representatives discover that the fulfillment of their duties can be stressful and time-consuming, particularly in larger, more complicated estates.

Contact Us For Experienced Probate Representation

For more than 60 years, Scott and Scott, P.A., has provided legal representation for Personal Representatives (or other family members) ranging from brief consultations to comprehensive representation throughout the estate process. Email us or call us in Elkton at 410-398-0611 to schedule a consultation.