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Probate Attorney

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

Probate Attorney

Probate law is a legal area that deals with the distribution of a deceased individual’s assets and settlement of their debts under the supervision of the court. When someone passes away, their estate may go through a probate process, during which a court validates the deceased person’s will (if one exists) and oversees the administration of their estate. This process involves identifying and inventorying the deceased person’s assets, appraising their value, paying off debts and taxes, and distributing the remaining assets to beneficiaries according to the terms of the will or state intestacy laws if there is no will.

We play a crucial role in guiding executors, administrators, and beneficiaries through the probate process, ensuring compliance with legal requirements and resolving any issues that may arise.

  • Gain peace of mind knowing that your estate is handled
  • Protect your assets and your loved ones with secure legal strategies
  • Preserve your legacy for the next generation
  • Minimize taxes and maximize the value of your estate
  • Probate Petitions
  • Inventories
  • Intermediate Accounts
  • Final Accounts

  • Settle Debts
  • Communicate with Beneficiaires
  • Correspond with the Court

  • Meet all Requirements and Deadlines

Contact us today to schedule a Free Consultation.

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

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Other services we offer

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.