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Howard County Firm Focused on Excellence in Estate Planning, Special Needs Planning, Medicaid/Long-Term Care Planning and Business Planning

McDonald Law Firm serves clients throughout Howard County and the surrounding counties, with a focus in the areas of estate planning, special needs planning, elder law, and business planning. Below is a brief overview of the firm’s main practice areas. Click on a heading for a more detailed look at how the firm serves its clients in any particular area.

Estate Planning

Estate planning is the process of creating the necessary documents and legal instruments to distribute the assets in your estate after you are gone. If you do not properly account for everything in your estate, then these items will be distributed according to the intestacy laws of the State of Maryland, and they may be distributed in ways you would not want. Another important aspect of estate planning is planning for your own health care and the management of your affairs in the event you become incapacitated and cannot make these decisions on your own.

The comprehensive estate planning practice at McDonald Law Firm includes drafting the right combination of wills, trusts and powers of attorney to make sure your wishes are carried out and that you and your family are properly taken care of. Our estate planning practice addresses tax strategies and probate avoidance, as well as other matters specific to your unique needs and goals.

  • Wills
  • Revocable Living Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Advance Medical Directives
  • Estate Administration (Probate)
  • Trust Administration
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Health and Education Exclusion Trusts
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Second Amendment Trusts™ (Gun Trusts)

Special Needs Planning

Special needs planning is a process that identifies the financial, legal and lifetime needs for you, your family and your loved one with special needs. For most families, this process will include a discussion of:

  • Self-Settled Special Needs Trust
  • Third-Party Special Needs Trust
  • Guardianship
  • ABLE Accounts
  • Creating a Letter of Intent
  • Defining you vision for the care of your special needs child

Medicaid/Long-Term Care Planning

McDonald Law Firm helps today’s current and future seniors plan for the future and make sure their legal needs are met. Our comprehensive Medicaid/long-term care planning services include planning for healthcare, long-term care and financial needs to ensure maximum independence while preparing for the future.

  • Medicaid Planning
  • Asset Protection
  • Medical Assistance Asset Protection Trusts (MAAP Trust™)
  • Guardianship
  • Conservatorship

Business Planning

Establishing a business as a recognized legal entity in Maryland requires attention to detail and a thorough knowledge of all the documents and instruments which must be negotiated prepared, executed and filed. McDonald Law Firm is here for the life of your business, from entity formation to dissolution, transfer or sale, and all the important milestones in between.

  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Bylaws
  • Articles of Organization
  • Operating Agreements
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Lease Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure/Non-Compete Agreements
  • Employee Handbooks
  • Employee Agreements
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Purchase Agreement
  • Compensation Agreement

Call McDonald Law Firm for Advice and Assistance from a Skilled and Knowledgeable Howard County Attorney

For help with estate planning, special needs planning, Medicaid/long-term care planning or business planning needs in Howard County and the surrounding counties, call McDonald Law Firm, LLC at 443-741-1088.

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