Estate planning empowers you to protect your loved ones and preserve your hard earned assets.  Since planning for the protection of you family is an important and personal process, it is critical to have a competent and trustworthy attorney who can help you achieve your goals.  The Law Office of Charles R. Stewart is a full-service law firm providing legal services to Western Maryland, with an emphasis on:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Estate Planning
  • Non-Traditional Couple Planning
  • Powers of Attorneys
  • Advance Directives / Living Wills
  • Probate Services
  • Elder Law
  • Adoption
  • Mediation

We can work with you and guide you through the estate planning process to best protect your loved ones, instead of leaving these important decisions to the state.  From simple wills to comprehensive trusts, we take the time to listen to your hopes and concerns, and craft a custom plan taking into account your goals and family situation.  Should a simple will not be enough, we can work with you to create additional tools such as special needs trusts, marital trusts, family trusts, life insurance trusts, and other techniques to ensure your wishes are carried out.  And we include such important components as power of attorneys and living wills / advance directives to complete your plan.  Should you need help administering an estate, we can work with you and direct you though the often complicated probate process.

The Law Office of Charles R. Stewart takes a client-centric approach to build trusting and lasting relationships with our clients, while offering affordable pricing.  Whether providing house or medical facility calls or meeting with you evenings and weekends, we build our practice and reputation around your needs.  For more information, contact us for a free initial consultation.

Newsletter — June 2010

Our new e-Newsletter provides us with an exciting way to communicate insightful articles, industry specific news, and developments within our firm. We are confident the articles and announcements included in our e-Newsletter will become a valuable and respected source of information for you.

In this Issue

  • Think You Don’t Have A Will? You do! The bad news is that seven out of ten Americans don’t have any real plan for the distribution of their belongings or the guardianship of their minor children when they die.
  • Hiring Summer Help? Tax Breaks and Rules to Keep in Mind Summer is here and that means many employers are hiring high school and college students for seasonal positions or internships.
  • Learn the Basics of Medicare Older Americans are generally eligible for Medicare to help cover medical expenses.
  • Are Wills for Everyone? Many people believe, for various reasons, that they do not need a will. But how valid are the more common reasons for not preparing a will?

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