Attorney Giannina Lynn can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:
When devising an estate plan, we will first email you a client information form for you to complete and bring to your initial session to help you determine: (1) what assets you have; (2) which assets will pass through probate and which assets will pass through beneficiary designation or joint ownership; (3) whom you wish to share in your estate; and (4) whom you want to manage your estate when you pass. If you have minor children you also need to decide whom you want to take care of your children and whom you would want to take care of your children’s money. Also, you need to consider whom you would want to handle your finances if you become incapacitated and whom you would want to make health care decisions if you could no longer could do so.
Generally there is an initial visit to discuss these matters, the documents are then drafted and mailed, and the client returns for a second visit to sign the documents.
Ms. Lynn assists personal representatives (formerly called executors) in all steps of the process of probating a will in D.C. and Maryland including:
When disputes arise, the office also handles contested matters in D.C. and Maryland.