Elizabeth Goldberg

Exceptional Legal Service at Bethesda, Maryland Estate Planning, Probate and Elder Law Firm

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Firm Overview

Why turn to the 22-year-old law firm of Elizabeth Forgotson Goldberg?

Because when you turn to the law firm of Elizabeth Forgotson Goldberg, you get to experience excellence. You meet an honest, ethical, experienced and compassionate attorney who makes life easier for you and your loved ones, Elizabeth Forgotson Goldberg has more than 22 years of experience and is well known for her integrity and exemplary legal service in the areas of estate planning, probate and elder law.

Elizabeth Forgotson Goldberg is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for her professionalism and ethics.

The law firm of Elizabeth Forgotson Goldberg can help you with the following:

-Ancillary probate
-Decedents estate
-Elder guardianship
-Elder law
-Estate administration
-Estate planning for the elderly
-Family law
-Homeowners association law
-Powers of attorney
-Probate
-Special needs trusts
-Trusts and estates
-Wills

You can expect personalized attention from a friendly and approachable Bethesda attorney

When you come to the law firm of Elizabeth Forgotson Goldberg, you can be sure your case will be handled with respect and care. We are a friendly law firm that understands your plight during difficult times, and we work hard to resolve your legal matters as smoothly as possible in a manner that is most beneficial for you and your loved ones.
Main Office

Main Office
6616 Radnor Rd.
Bethesda  MD  20817

Phone
  • 301-229-3735
Estate Planning
Maryland Trusts and Estates Attorney Helping You Plan
Preserving your family's wealth for future generations

Whether you're planning your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, attorney Elizabeth Forgotson Goldberg can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:

-Estate planning
-Estate tax issues
-Choosing the appropriate executor
-Guardianships
-Living wills
-Living trusts
-Wills drafting

Securing your legacy
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well being and financial security can bring you comfort. We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.

Draft your living will and last will and testament
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your living will sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.

Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet making decisions that might not reflect your desires.

Elizabeth Forgotson Goldberg can draft valid wills that ensure your intentions are honored.

Changing your will
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. Elizabeth Forgotson Goldberg drafts valid codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.

Appointment of guardianship
If you have minor children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent or if both parents die in a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, the court will appoint a guardian for your children and can make decisions adverse to your ultimate parenting goals. You can also make arrangements for your pets' care in your will, including naming a guardian to take responsibility for your pets.

Elizabeth Goldberg

Practice areas
-Wills
-Trusts and estates
-Special needs trusts
-Elder law
-Probate
-Estate administration
-Elder guardianship
-Family law
-Homeowners association law
-Estate planning for the elderly
-Powers of attorney
-Ancillary probate
-Decedents estates

Admitted
-Maryland, 1989
-District of Maryland
-District of Columbia, 1991
-U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1997
-U.S. District Court

Education
-George Washington University, J.D.

Associations & memberships
-Montgomery County Bar Association
-District of Columbia Bar
-Maryland State Bar Association, Inc.
-National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
-Women's Bar Association of Maryland

Biographical details
Law Clerk to U.S. Magistrate Jean Dwyer, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1989 - 1991. Certified Elder Law Attorney, National Elder Law Foundation, October 2004.

Cases
-Columbia Research Corporation B-284157 (Feb 28, 2000) General Accounting Office
Education
  • George Washington University
    Juris Doctorate
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