Leonardtown residents can turn to SinclairProsser Law LLC if they need help planning ahead for their future. Our elder law and estate planning attorneys provide you with help preparing for your retirement, planning for your children’s education, and keeping your assets safe from the risks you could face during the course of your life. We can also provide you with help in preparing for tragedy by making an incapacity plan, an end of life plan, and a legacy plan.
Having plans in place both to achieve your goals and to prepare for what happens if things go wrong can be vitally important. You do not want to put yourself and your family at risk of not having enough money during your golden years, nor do you want to be unprepared if tragedy strikes your family.
Our firm will work with you to identify your goals, make a plan to carry them out, understand and mitigate risk, and use effective legal tools to make your future plans. If you live in or around Leonardtown, give us a call today to find out how our compassionate and knowledgeable legal team can help you.
Life in Leonardtown, Maryland
Leonardtown, Maryland is a town in St. Mary’s County Maryland and is the county seat of St. Mary’s County. Almost 3,000 people lived in Leonardtown as of the most recent census. Leonardtown is known for its annual oyster-shucking championship, which is a national event that takes place at St. Mary’s County fairgrounds each year.
Leonardtown is served by MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, and there are both public middle schools and public and private high schools located directly in historic Leonardtown. There is also a home development located just outside of the town of Leonardtown which is known for its golf club, and there is a satellite campus of the College of Southern Maryland within the Leonardtown city limits.
Leonardtown is also close to the Patuxent River Naval Air Station and is located close to the Washington, D.C. metro area. These factors have led to substantial growth in Leonardtown’s population since the 1990s.
Senior Services in Leonardtown, Maryland
As of the most recent census, 19.5 percent of households in Leonardtown were made up of seniors aged 65 and older who were living independently. Many seniors in Leonardtown take part in community programs and benefit from services that have been made available to the elderly. For example, seniors can visit the Garvey Senior Activity Center, which is located at the Governmental Center Complex in Leonardtown.
The Garvey Senior Center can be reached via phone at 301-475-4200. The address to visit the center is 41780 Balridge Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650. There are many community programs and outreach services offered by this center, including health fairs and a resource guide for veterans. There is also a meal program, trips and tours organized, and health promotion opportunities offered through the Division of Senior Operations.
If you or a loved one needs help finding out about benefits and services that could be available to you, SinclairProsser LLC is here to provide assistance. We work with clients to make sure they can qualify for Medicaid as they grow older in case they need nursing home care benefits, long-term care at home or other costly services.
We also provide assistance claiming other types of benefits, such as those that are made available through the Veterans’ Administration. You should reach out to our legal team to find out how to get benefits if free services and low-cost services through the community are not sufficient to meet your needs or the needs of a loved one.
Courts in Leonardtown, Maryland
Sinclair also provides assistance to individuals and families who must go to court because of the incapacity of a family member or to transfer assets during the probate process after a death. We represent those seeking to have a guardian named for someone who is no longer of sound mind or sound body. We also represent the executor of an estate, heirs or beneficiaries, anyone wishing to contest a will, and those who experience problems during the trust administration process.
Legal issues related to guardianship and probating an estate in Leonardtown are handled in the court in the county where the incapacitated or deceased person resided and/or owned property.
We can provide help in making advanced plans so you can make sure your loved ones do not have to go to court in case of your incapacity or after your death. We can help you to use legal tools like a power of attorney or living trust as part of your incapacity plan, or tools like a living trust, pay-on-death accounts and joint ownership to facilitate the transfer of assets outside of the probate process.
Getting Help from a Leonardtown Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney
Helping you go to court in case of incapacity or death — or helping your family stay out of court — are just some of the services that SinclairProsser Law LLC provides. We also assist you with many other issues that matter to you. We can help you with making all different kinds plans for whatever the future holds, from making investments in IRAs for a secure retirement to naming a guardian for your children in case you pass away before they become adults.
When you work with a Leonardtown estate planning and elder law attorney at our firm, you can get the type of comprehensive help you need to make smart choices about your future. We listen closely to your goals and work with you to make effective use of legal tools to achieve those goals and to protect yourself, your assets, and your loved ones. Just give us a call to today to find out how we can help you.