Decades of combined experience to handle your every legal need.

Will Or Trust? We Start With Your Family, Your Assets And Your Goals.

At the family-owned Virginia and Maryland law firm The Law Offices of Kidwell & Kent, you can accomplish your unique estate planning goals efficiently and reliably. You do not have to worry about being overwhelmed by confusing legal language or sold on services that are more than you need. We are knowledgeable and innovative, yet always practical and value-conscious.

We Help You Prioritize And Optimize Your Financial And Legal Affairs

Whether your estate is large or modest, and whatever your unique personal circumstances, we will guide you through the steps required to:

  • Decide exactly what should be in your last will and testament
  • Carefully consider whether a revocable living trust agreement or another type of trust is right for you
  • Establish a durable power of attorney, advance health care directive or “living will,” along with any other documents essential for documenting your wishes in the event of death or incapacity
  • Address specific matters such as how best to provide for a disabled family member through a special needs trust, how to achieve special objectives involving charitable gifts and much more
  • Plan for and handle the retirement transition, sale or estate planning of sole proprietor, small and medium-sized businesses

We leverage our considerable knowledge in real estate, estate and business law, and coordinate with our team of professionals to make sure you and your family and business have a sound, tax-optimized, comprehensive financial plan that is appropriately and efficiently linked to your estate documents.

Our Firm Is Designed To Help Individuals, Families And Family Businesses Thrive

We draft estate planning documents ranging from basic wills and powers of attorney to complex trusts and guardianships suited to highly specific objectives. Our Rockville and Fairfax will and trust lawyers emphasize personal care, attention to detail and responsiveness throughout the lifelong relationships we form with our clients.

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Start Planning For The ‘What Ifs’ Today

We provide the utmost in customized estate planning counsel as well as full-service probate representation. For a friendly, informative professional consultation focused on achieving your unique goals, contact us by email anytime. Call us in Fairfax (703-988-7429) or Rockville (301-264-7185).

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Educational Books

By John Kidwell, Owner & Managing Partner

John Kidwell, owner and managing partner of Kidwell & Kent, has written a number of books that are extremely helpful to many of his clients. Quick reads, his books are designed to help you better understand specific areas of law, through clear and concise explanations. Some are downloadable here for free, and others are available on Amazon.