SinclairProsser LLC is a full service elder law and estate planning law firm providing services to clients in Queenstown and surrounding areas. We work hard to help people of all ages make smart plans to protect themselves and their loved ones by putting effective legal tools in place to prepare for an uncertain future. Give us a call today to find out more.
Life in Queenstown, Maryland
Queenstown is a Maryland town which, as of the most recent census, had a total population of just 664 people. The town is a part of Queen Anne’s County in Maryland and it spans just 1.45 square miles, all of which is land. Queenstown used to be the county seat of Queen Anne’s County, however, the county seat was changed to Centreville, Maryland so Queenstown no longer holds this title.
Queenstown was historically a very important community, especially during the 18th century when the local creek near Queenstown was a hub that tradesmen navigated to move their goods. Today, many places within Queenstown are considered to have historical value and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Examples of the locations within Queenstown that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places include Bowlingly, Bloomingdale and St. Peter’s Church.
Queenstown is also home to Queenstown Premium Outlets, which is located on Routes 50 and 301 and which is home to more than 65 top stores. Residents and visitors alike enjoy visiting this popular outlet mall.
Seniors in Queenstown, Maryland
Many seniors can benefit from community-based programs that enhance their quality of life and allow them to live independently. In Queenstown, Maryland, there are programs and services available through County-run senior centers. According to the Queen Anne’s County website that provides information on the county-run senior centers, there are actually three such centers located within the county that Queenstown, Maryland.
These Queen Anne ‘s County senior centers are found in Sudlersville, Grasonville, and in Kent Island. There are a wide variety of programs offered at each of these senior centers, all of which can be utilized by people who are at least 55-years of age.
Some of the programs provided at Queen Anne’s County senior centers include senior nutrition programs, educational programs, and social programs. For seniors who want to participate in the programs and benefit from the support that the senior centers offer, transportation to the appropriate center can also be arranged.
SinclairProsser LLC can assist you in understanding what kinds of benefits are available to you, not just through free senior centers but also through programs that you must qualify for such as Medicaid or benefits through the Veterans’ Administration. Because you may require more intensive support and services as a senior, it is important to work with an experienced attorney to find out what programs you can take advantage of to help you remain independent and enhance your quality of life.
Orphan’s Court in Queenstown, Maryland
For seniors, as well as for people of all ages, advanced plans should be made to control what happens if you become incapacitated and what happens after a death. Unless an advanced incapacity plan is made, a serious medical emergency such as an injury or an illness could necessitate family members going to court in order to have a guardian appointed. This can be a burdensome process during an emotionally difficult time.
Going to court could also become necessary at another emotionally difficult time as well: when a person passes away. Unless plans have been made in advance to facilitate the transfer of estate assets outside of the probate process, loved ones of the deceased will need to go through a lengthy months-long legal process to facilitate the transfer of the deceased person’s assets to new owners.
In Maryland, Orphan’s Courts are the courts where probate and guardianship proceedings take place. These courts are located within individual counties. That means that it could be necessary for those who have lost a loved one or whose family members have become incapacitated to go to court in Queen Anne’s County.
Getting Help from a Queenstown, Maryland Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney
A Queenstown, Maryland estate planning and elder law attorney at SinclairProsser LLC can provide you with assistance if you must go to Orphan’s Court because of a loved one’s incapacity or death. We help the executor of an estate in the probate process. We also help close family members to initiate guardianship proceedings in the event of a serious medical emergency.
Our legal team not only helps families respond to illness, injury or death, but we also help clients to plan ahead for these unfortunate eventualities. When you need assistance determining who will manage assets and make decisions when you can’t, we help you to make an incapacity plan. We help you to protect assets, create a legacy plan, and facilitate the timely transfer of assets after you pass away.
To find out more about the ways in which a Queenstown, Maryland estate planning and elder law attorney at SinclairProsser LLC can help you, give us a call at 410-573-4818 or contact us online today. You can also join us for a free seminar to find out more about the services our firm provides and about how we can help you.