Secure Your Legacy, Protect Your Family
Estate Planning Lawyers for DC, Northern Virginia & Maryland
Planning for the end of life can feel like an overwhelming task. You might know who you want to receive your property after you die, but your plan can raise more questions, such as:
- How do you make sure everything is fair after accounting for taxes and expenses?
- How do you properly provide for the care of a special needs child/grandchild?
- How will your business or charitable legacy survive?
- What if someone challenges my estate plan?
Questions like these can prove so challenging that some people put off their estate plan and pass away without executing one at all. Ideally, everyone should have an estate plan.
For more than 40 years, Quinn, Racusin & Gazzola has provided practical and legal guidance to its estate planning clients The attorneys at QRG are here to help you make sure that your desires are met and your wishes for your family are made clear after you are gone. Getting your estate plan in order can help prevent family disputes and avoid unintended consequences.
Whether you are just beginning to consider estate planning or need to update an existing plan, we are here to help.
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Plans Tailored for Every Client
At QRG, we prepare estate plans, not just estate planning documents.
Every client’s situation is unique. QRG attorneys carefully craft estate plans tailored to the objectives of our clients. We start with a thorough assessment of your family, assets, and other relevant aspects of your life before we even begin preparing documents. We provide sophisticated solutions to complex estate and tax planning issues, employing advanced estate and tax planning strategies to minimize our clients’ tax implications while accomplishing the goals of our clients. QRG helps with estates of all sizes.
Your plan might include a combination of the following types of documents:
- Revocable Trusts
- Financial Powers of Attorney
- Medical Powers of Attorney
- Advance Health Care Directives
- Bypass or Family Trusts for Surviving Spouses
- Qualified Terminable Interest Property (QTIP) Trust
- Generation Skipping Transfer (GST) Trusts
- Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts (ILITs)
- Special Needs Trusts
- Pet Trusts
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Trust and Estate Administration
Our trust and estate attorneys have extensive experience in estate and trust administration, including the settlement of complex estate matters in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
We represent clients in probate administration matters, ranging from the administration of small estates to the administration of large, complex estates involving significant business interests, residential or commercial real estate, and assets located in more than one state. Whether you are a personal representative trying to navigate a problem or a beneficiary questioning whether you are receiving your due, QRG can help. We represent clients in will and trust litigation, including contests, lawsuits concerning the interpretation of estate planning documents, trustee removal proceedings, and trust termination proceedings.
QRG offers tax-sensitive, comprehensive estate planning services for clients located in Washington, D.C. and the DMV. Call now to schedule a free consultation.