Chesapeake Wills & Trusts
Relax knowing your home and life savings are protected
Estate planning, probate, and Medicaid crisis can all feel scary
Defaulting to the governments plan for your assets
Increased family turmoil
Your assets not going to the right people
We take the fear out of the process so you can relax
Whether you’re planning ahead or dealing with the probate of a deceased loved one’s assets, we simplify the process so you achieve the best possible outcome.
For over 20 years, we have been committed to serving Anne Arundel, Maryland and surrounding communities.
A Step Beyond
What our clients are saying
Greg Jimeno and his staff were delightful to work with and extremely competent and thorough. [We}heartily recommend Chesapeake Wills and Trust for anyone hoping to make their future secure.
G.C. – Client
We had a revocable trust drawn up. Greg Jimeno did an excellent job. Answered all of our questions thoroughly. Highly recommend Chesapeake Wills and Trusts.
C.C. – Client
C.A.K. – Client
Client names redacted for their privacy. Testimonials were submitted by clients to our online location and legal listings.
Find peace of mind knowing your home and life savings are protected.
Here’s how it works:
1. Hire Our Team
We review your assets and understand your wishes.
2. Customize Your Plan
You choose a custom plan that meets your needs.
We execute your plan so you can relax knowing everything is protected.
Maryland Estate Planning, Probate, and Medicaid Crisis Attorneys
At Chesapeake Wills and Trusts, we know you want to protect your home and life savings. To do so, you need a clear plan in place for what happens to all of it at the end of your life or in the event you are no longer able to care for it all. The problem is, considering your own end of life can be uncomfortable, but avoiding it can lead to more stress and grief for your loved ones.
We believe estate planning doesn’t have to be scary. Our team has worked with many people just like you to give them peace of mind in knowing their home and life savings are protected and their loved ones won’t be overburdened.
Here is how we do it.
- First, hire our team. We will review your assets and understand your wishes.
- Second, get a customized plan for your estate that meets your needs.
- Last, we execute the plan on your behalf so you can relax knowing everything is taken care of.
So, call today and speak with a member of our team. Find peace knowing your wishes are known and will be honored. Don’t add extra stress to your loved ones’ lives by leaving your estate up to chance or a default government plan.
If your loved one’s estate is already in probate, we’re here to help simplify the process and guide you toward the best conclusion possible for you and your family.
How we serve our clients in Anne Arundel County and all across Maryland
Planning for your own end of life, or a situation where due to disability you are unable to manage your assets, isn’t exactly comfortable. However, putting off planning can lead to more stress for your loved ones and unnecessary uncertainty around what happens to your estate.
Trusts are an estate planning tool we often use for asset protection, for providing a plan for the management of your assets upon your disability, and to help our clients’ families avoid the Maryland probate process.
A living will is a legal document that lays out what medical decisions you would like to be made in the event you are unable to communicate your wishes. This could include life-saving measures, pain management, organ donation, and more.
Whether your loved one has a clear estate plan, or no plan at all, the probate process adds unneeded stress to your life during a difficult time. Not knowing how the courts will distribute your family member’s assets can feel scary.
We believe everyone deserves the time they need to grieve the loss of a loved one and probate shouldn’t get in the way.
Learn more from our Maryland Probate Lawyers today.
A guardianship is the legal process used by the courts to appoint someone to make legal and financial decisions for people who cannot do it for themselves due to a physical or mental disability. If a guardian is appointed, the person subject to the guardianship loses the ability to make decisions for themselves for as long as they remain disabled.
Creditors may come after your home if you file for bankruptcy or if they win a lawsuit against you. If you believe this may be a possibility, we can help you put an asset protection plan in place that protects your family home. We can explain to you how an irrevocable asset protection trust works, and what this means for making future decisions about your property.
Last Will and Testament
A will, sometimes called a last will and testament, is a legal document that tells your family and the state your intentions for your assets after your death. We recommend all our clients draft a will. This is true no matter how small your estate or whether or not you use other estate planning tools to distribute your assets.
A common misconception after a loved one enters a nursing home is it’s too late to protect their assets and they’ll have to spend their life savings before they can apply for Medicaid assistance.
It's not too late! Our Medicaid Crisis Lawyers can help you protect your loved one’s assets and work to make them Medicaid eligible even after they enter a nursing home.
Powers of Attorney
A power of attorney grants another person the authority to make medical or financial decisions and act on your behalf. We create and use these legal documents for various purposes during the estate planning process, but the two most common are financial power of attorneys and health care power of attorneys.
Chesapeake Care Plan
Even the best-laid plans change. Laws are always being updated and changed. People move, get married, get divorced, have kids, and any number of other changes.
We created The Chesapeake Care Plan to keep your plan up-to-date so it will work as intended when you need it most. Better yet, by enrolling in the program, you’ll get a wide range of services at a fraction of the cost of what you would pay for them separately.
3 in 4 senior adults over the age of 65 will require long-term nursing care at some point in their life. Our Elder Law Lawyers offer estate planning, Medicaid crisis response, and other services to help senior adults plan ahead or respond to a crisis in health requiring nursing care.
The Chesapeake Promise
When working with our team, you can expect us to:
Treat you like our own family
Always explain the next steps
Keep you in the loop
Work for your best interests
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to a few common questions we hear from our clients.
Is it better to have a will or a trust?
Whether to plan with a will or a trust is an individual decision that is best made after consulting with an attorney. Some clients like the simplicity of creating a will, but others determine a trust is required to ensure their family avoids turning to the court system to distribute assets after death. Trusts can also protect assets from creditors and protect assets from the high costs of nursing home care.
Should I designate a power of attorney?
What is a living will or advanced directive?
Should I avoid probate in Maryland?
Probate is the court’s process for winding up your financial affairs after death and distributing your remaining assets to your heirs. The court will need to appoint a person, known as the personal representative, to be in control of your estate following your death.. Until a personal representative is appointed, your probate assets will remain in limbo. Your personal representative will need to abide by the court’s rules and submit timely accounts and inventories. Finally, everything filed with the court during probate, including your will and list of assets and debts, will be a matter of public records and such personal information could be obtained by anyone. One way to avoid probate is to create a living trust.
How do I protect my assets before filing for Medicaid?
How do I set up adult guardianship for my disabled parent?
Will my beneficiaries' inheritance be taxed in Maryland?
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