If you don't have a will, chances are your estate will end up in probate court after your death, and it can be a very expensive and time-consuming process. To get your estate into probate, your heirs must go through the court system to obtain letters of administration to distribute your assets. The probate process is used to ensure that all debts are paid before your heirs inherit, but if there are no debts, it will still take several months for the court to verify that everything is in order. If you have questions or concerns about creating or updating your will in Maryland, the estate planning team at Chesapeake Wills & Trusts can help create a comprehensive estate plan that works well for you and your family. We are proud to have a reputation for being knowledgeable and successful in estate planning and elder law in Glen Burnie. Contact us to see how we can help secure your family’s future.