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Rockville, MD
Richard A. Burton, Jr., Esq


Guardianship law pertains to legal arrangements in which a court appoints a guardian to make decisions on behalf of an individual who is deemed unable to make decisions for themselves, typically due to age, disability, or incapacity. Guardianships may involve minors whose parents are unable to care for them, adults with disabilities, or elderly individuals who have become incapacitated.

The appointed guardian assumes legal responsibility for making decisions regarding the individual’s healthcare, finances, living arrangements, and other important matters. The process involves petitioning the court, providing evidence of the individual’s incapacity, and demonstrating the need for a guardian to act in their best interests. Guardianships are subject to ongoing court oversight to ensure the guardian fulfills their duties responsibly and ethically.

  • Gain peace of mind
  • Protect your loved ones
  • Preserve their assets
  • Ensure your loved ones’ safety
  • Guardianship Petitions
  • Accountings
  • Trusts
  • Court Proceedings

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25 Wood Lane
Rockville, MD 20850
(301) 941-3620

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Estate Planning

Estate Planning involves the drafting of documents, such as wills and trusts, to ensure that your legacy will be passed on accordingly.

Elder Law

Elder Law is a combination of legal fields for issues affected by aging.  It includes asset projection for Medicaid Planning and long-term care.

Medicaid Planning

Medicaid planning involves using strategies for using and preserving assets while enabling loved ones to qualify for Medicaid.


Probate is the administration of an estate in probate.  Closely related is the administration of trusts, which become irrevocable at death.

Trust Administration

Upon the death of the grantor, Trustees must notify beneficiaries and administer the trust according to the Trust Agreement.


Guardianship involves using the legal process to take control of a person’s affairs who is unable to manage them on their own.

Richard A. Burton, Jr., Esq.

Mr. Burton has years of experience helping families all over Maryland protect themselves and plan for the future.  He was raised in Gaithersburg, Maryland and graduated from Quince Orchard High School.

As a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Society of Financial Service Professionals, he has developed a reputation as a strong advocate and counselor. He works closely with other professionals in finance and accounting to deliver the best results for his clients.

Mr. Burton was admitted to practice law in Maryland in 2016. Since then, he has focused exclusively on Estate Planning and Elder Law which comprise diverse and ever-changing bodies of law.

He is an accomplished jazz pianist and in college was the pianist for Synthesis, the premier jazz ensemble at Brigham Young University.

Mr. Burton lives in Gaithersburg with his wife and two children.