Cathy Chapman, Broker/Owner
526330 Signature Home Sales - Partnering Real Estate with Redesign & Staging! Frederick, MD 21701 301-514-6839  |  301-620-9880

Maryland Probate Partner



What is Probate?

The court process by which a Will is proved valid or invalid. The legal process wherein the estate of a decedent is administered.

When a person dies, his or her estate must go through probate, which is a process overseen by a probate court. 

If the decedent leaves a will directing how his or her property should be distributed after death, the probate court must 

determine if it should be admitted to probate and given legal effect. If the decedent dies intestate—without leaving a will

—the court appoints a Personal Representative to distribute the decedent's property according to the laws of Descent and

Distribution. These laws direct the distribution of assets based on hereditary succession.


Cathy Chapman, Probate Partner and Guide | 301.514.6839



Have you been assigned as a
Personal Representative or Executor of a loved one's Will?


We're sure you are already distressed over the loss of a loved one but to also have been assigned as the Personal Representative or the Executor of a Will or Estate can be a very scary assignment especially if you've never done this before.  It's only normal to feel overwhelmed with this task!  Most folks will stress out over what seems a daunting task if they don't see any clear direction to take, especially if there is a house to deal with and it's loaded down with 50 years of "stuff" including family heirlooms.  This enormous responsibility can either freeze you in your tracks where you never get anything done or if you are fortunate, you can reach out for help and get some guidance and stress-relief! 

That's where Cathy and her Team of Professionals come in! 

We are here to assist you in the process so you can relax, de-stress and let us do the heavy lifting!



We have a team of specialists to assist you every step of the way. 

They include:

  • "Estate Sale" Professionals
    • Liquidation of valuables from the house after heirs have taken what they want.
  • "Clean-Out" Professionals
    • Removal of remaining items from the property in preparation for the disposition of the property whether it is to rent or sell.
  • Contractors
    • To evaluate property for repairs so that buyers are not eliminated who are using government backed financing (FHA, VA, USDA loans).
  • House Cleaners
    • Folks who come in and deep clean so the property shines inside and out.
  • Staging Professional
    • Cathy has an in-house staging arm to her company.  They offer this service complimentary as a seller client!
  • Landscapers
    • A team of landscape experts who give the property the right curb appeal.
  • Investors
    • We have investors standing by to pay cash for homes being sold AS IS.
  • Cathy can Guide You to Prepare Your Home for the Open Market - Equity Pull, Make Repairs, Update Tired and Old Decor for a High ROI!
    • Make repairs
    • Update property if tired and dated
    • Stage for the wow
    • MAXIMIZE THE ROI from Equity Pull
  • Title Company/Real Estate Attorney
    • Make sure title is clear, no liens or surprises with Title along the way


Cathy can provide all of this support to you and
make your life much more pleasant during this difficult time. 

You can trust that Cathy will guide you to your wisest decisions!

Call 301.514.6839 to set up a meeting to discuss securing Cathy's help! 

Cathy Chapman

Your Probate Partner and Guide


Real Estate Broker

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