Estate Planning Attorney in Mt. Airy, Maryland

Now’s The Time… Talk To Tim!

For close to thirty years, Tim has served individuals, families, and businesses in a small-town practice in Mount Airy, Maryland.

As an experienced and highly qualified Family & Business Attorney, Tim Barkley is able to provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to clients, while always paying close attention to personal details.

Talk To Tim to review your personal situation and find a plan that is right for you and your family.

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED – JANUARY ’24

January 2024. Q: I need a trust so my kids don’t have to pay a boatload of taxes. A: Actually, a trust doesn’t avoid taxes. In fact, a trust might actually increase the taxes due if your estate plan is not correctly set up. For example, if your IRA...

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INTESTACY

December 2023. Q: What happens if everyone named in my will is deceased? A: Under Maryland law, if you are not survived by the beneficiaries named in your will, your estate will be distributed as if you had no will (“intestacy”). Assuming your...

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THANK YOU!

November 2023. The man plucked at my elbow in the Post Office the other day. “You're that guy!” he exclaimed, “that guy who writes for the paper.” Relieved that he had not mistaken me for some old enemy, I nodded and smiled. “Wait a minute, I know...

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SOME QUESTIONS ON TRUSTS – PART TWO

October 2023. Q: I have a disabled daughter. Do I really need a trust? Can’t I just leave everything to my son to use for his sister? A: Yes, you can do that, but I’m not sure you should do that. If you leave everything to your son to use for his...

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SOME QUESTIONS ON TRUSTS – PART ONE

September 2023. Q: Do I need a trust? A: A trust is a bucket to hold money, for someone – a “beneficiary” – that needs the money but can’t have it in their own name. The classic beneficiary is a young child, someone with special needs, or someone...

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MEDICAL DIRECTIVES: YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

August 2023. Q: Do I need a MOLST? A: The MOLST (the Maryland Medical Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment) is a way you can indicate your preferences and intentions about end-of-life care and treatment. For example, you can make it clear that you...

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YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED – JULY ’23

July 2023. Q: I'm worried about getting dementia. Do I need to protect myself from my future self? A: That's a good thought. Some of my clients worry about their power of attorney being misused, so they don't want to sign it. But it's really risky...

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BEREAVEMENT: YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

June 2023. Q: My Mom just died this morning. I have no idea what to do next. Can you help? A: I’m so sorry. Thank you for calling. The first thing to do is arrange the funeral and lay her to rest. If she left prearrangements or instructions, that...

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YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED – MAY ’23

May 2023. I’m making my daughter my executor and power of attorney. How do I make things easy for her? Make a list of your assets and liabilities like credit cards and mortgage, your accounts and their custodians – banks, brokers, benefits...

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Services

Taking Care of Local Families

Estate Planning is about you, your family, and your estate. It’s about doing everything you can to be sure that your estate – everything you own and control – is used to benefit those you love. Estate planning is about life, not death. It’s the way you live on through your loved ones.

Great Attorney

“Great attorney to work with and very understanding. He keeps the process simple”

A Trusted Advisor

“Tim Barkley is more than just a lawyer: he’s an advocate, a friend, a trusted advisor.”

Kind, Efficient & Pleasant

“Kind, efficient, and pleasant. Couldn’t say enough great things about him!”

Honest Attorney

“Tim is the most honest attorney I have ever met. I can’t say enough good about him!”

Since 1991

30 Years of Experience

Since 1991, the Tim Barkley Law Office has provided legal services to individuals, families and businesses throughout central Maryland and northern Virginia. For over twenty-five of those years, Tim has served individuals, families and businesses in a small-town practice in Mount Airy, Maryland.
As an experienced and highly qualified Family & Business Attorney, Tim Barkley is able to provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to clients, while always paying close attention to personal details. It’s time to Talk to Tim!