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.

TO SPRING OR NOT TO SPRING

June 2022. “Your power of attorney is drafted to be effective as soon as you sign it. Your agent … your children acting on your behalf … don’t have to prove you’re incompetent before writing checks for you or directing your medical care.” The...

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MOM JUST WENT INTO A NURSING HOME

May 2022. They buttonholed the attorney as he was eating lunch. “Mom just went into a nursing home. We’re worried about the bills. Can the State pay for this? How do we make sure Dad doesn’t spend everything on the nursing home?” The attorney...

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WHY DO I NEED A LAWYER?

April 2022. “Why do I need a lawyer?  I can just download a will from the Internet.”  The technology has changed, but the question has been around seemingly forever.  Twenty years ago, the will was a “freebie” on tax software, or was included in a...

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DIRECT BENEFIT

March 2022. “We need to update our wills,” he said. “Yes,” she added, “and we need powers of attorney, and medical directives.” The attorney nodded toward her. “Actually, those documents are at least as important as your wills. Your POAs and...

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I OBJECT! THE ART OF DRAWING UP ESTATE DOCUMENTS

February 2022. When I draft documents, I’m always trying to anticipate who might object and what they might object to. Then we draft around the anticipated objection. When we’re drafting a will, the rules are fairly clear and part of the public...

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RESOLUTION

January 2022. It’s a New Year! Does your Will still reflect your reality? Do your Powers of Attorney still empower the right people? Do you still trust your trustee? Do you still need that trust for your little children (who are now in their...

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TO SPRING OR NOT TO SPRING

June 2022. “Your power of attorney is drafted to be effective as soon as you sign it. Your agent … your children acting on your behalf … don’t have to prove you’re incompetent before writing checks for you or directing your medical care.” The...

read more

MOM JUST WENT INTO A NURSING HOME

May 2022. They buttonholed the attorney as he was eating lunch. “Mom just went into a nursing home. We’re worried about the bills. Can the State pay for this? How do we make sure Dad doesn’t spend everything on the nursing home?” The attorney...

read more

WHY DO I NEED A LAWYER?

April 2022. “Why do I need a lawyer?  I can just download a will from the Internet.”  The technology has changed, but the question has been around seemingly forever.  Twenty years ago, the will was a “freebie” on tax software, or was included in a...

read more

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!