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Maryland Probate & Trust Administration

Losing a loved one can be an extraordinarily difficult time.  The confusion and uncertainty involved in the administration of a deceased person's estate can compound your stress and make the situation even more challenging.  Having an experienced and compassionate attorney at your side will ensure that the process is as seamless as it can be and that you fulfill your fiduciary obligations to the estate and to the beneficiaries.  Whether you are acting as executor of a will or trustee of a trust, Clarke Law can assist you in every aspect of estate administration.  Located in Gaithersburg, Maryland, probate and trust attorney, Henry Clarke, has been helping clients for over 38 years.


Efficiently handling all probate law needs and concerns


Probate is the process where a court oversees the administration of a deceased person's estate.  The purpose of the probate process is to ensure that any final bills and expenses are paid, including any taxes owed, and any remaining assets are distributed to the beneficiaries named in a will, or if the decedent died without a will, in accordance with Maryland's laws governing intestate succession.


Maryland probate attorney Henry C. Clarke, Jr. knows how difficult it can be dealing with probate concerns while still experiencing grief from the loss of a loved one.  Our law firm makes the process easier by capably guiding clients through the probate process.


Experienced trust administration


We advise our clients regarding any issue arising during the administration of a trust, including the duties, powers and standards of a trustee; trustee accounting and recordkeeping; investing and managing trust assets; resignation or removal of a trustee; advice regarding creditor's rights against the trust or beneficiaries; modification, revocation or termination of a trust; funding of subtrusts; and arranging for appraisals and business valuations.


When a client has an existing relationships with other professionals such as financial advisors, accountants, insurance brokers and financial planners, we work closely as a team with those professionals to ensure the smooth and efficient administration of the trust.


Here to help you through this difficult time


Properly handling probate and trust issues ensures that the wishes of the decedent are carried out and provides beneficiaries with the property they are entitled to.  Maryland estate planning attorney Henry C. Clarke, Jr. has over three decades of expereience in the administration of estates.  The combined experience and knowledge of our legal team helps us make the estate administration process move forward as smoothly and efficiently as possible.  You can count on us to help ensure all of your needs are met and legal issues are resolved.  Contact us and we will set up an appointment to determine your situation and your next move going forward.

Personal Message


I chose, a number of years ago, to refine the nature of my practice and to focus upon listening, advising and counseling instead of participating in the adversarial aspects of the practice of law...





"I have been a realtor for over 30 years and have dealt with many settlement attorneys.  Henry is the only one I can think of who would get "excellent" [ratings] across the board...Perhaps most important to me, however, was when he took care of my Dad after my Mom died a year ago...Henry, with great patience and grace, guided my Dad throughout what turned out to be a seamless process.  Henry would be a great choice for anyone seeking real estate of estate planning guidance."




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