Maryland law allows Wills to be filed with the county in which you live. As an estate planning attorney who works in Carroll County, I have encountered clients who have failed (or their attorney failed) to file their Will with the county. This is a critical final step in the Will creation process as it ensures safe keeping and quick access to your Will by the court that will handle probate for your estate. Filing of Wills is a service that I provide for all of my clients.
Eldersburg & Carroll County Residents
If you live in Eldersburg, or anywhere in Carroll County, you should file your Will with the Register of Wills. If you haven’t done so you should submit your Will as follows:
1. Seal your Will in an envelope
2. On the outside of the envelope write your name, address, social security number, date of the Will, and the name of your Personal Representative
3. Place this envelope along with $5 payable to “Register of Wills, Carroll County” inside a larger envelope
4. Mail to: Honorable Paul G. Zimmermann, Register, Courthouse Annex, 55 North Court Street – Room 124, Westminster, Maryland 21157
Updating Your Will
If your Will is several years old or you have experienced any life-changing events since your Will was created, such as marriage, divorce, the birth or death of a child, a child who is no longer a minor, a child who has since gotten married, a change in residence, or the death of anyone named in your Will, including Personal Representatives or back-up Personal Representatives, you should have your Will reviewed and updated.
At the Law Office of Stephen J. Reichert, LLC, I will review your potentially outdated Will during a free consultation and discuss your options and needs for updating your Will. I also will provide you with Trust options that may offer significant advantages to your estate planning.
For a free, confidential conversation to discuss these and other estate planning matters, contact Maryland estate planning attorney Stephen J. Reichert at 410-299-4959, firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking here. I provide office or home meetings at your convenience throughout Maryland including all of Carroll County.
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