Welcome To The Website Of

The Law Offices Of Valerie A. Rocco


                                                            WITH AN OFFICE IN COLUMBIA, MARYLAND

The Law Offices Of Valerie A. Rocco provides representation to clients exclusively in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, and elder law.  Specific services which are offered include the formulation of estate plans which incorporate a client’s wishes and address tax ramifications, and asset protection strategies, and well as the preparation of Wills, Trusts, Powers Of Attorneys,  Advance Medical Directives and Living Wills. The firm is also retained by Personal Representatives to assist in the administration ofsmall, regular, ormodified probate estates throughout the State of Maryland.  Elder lawservices which are offered include consultations on long term care planning and representation in Guardianship actions.

Valerie Rocco, the founder of the firm, was first licensed to practice law in Maryland in 1977, and thereafter worked as corporate and litigation counsel. In 1996, while assisting her parents in locating a continuing care retirement community for them to retire to, Ms. Rocco became aware of the complex issues faced by older adults.  She assisted her parents in locating an appropriate Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) for them, and thereafter shifted the focus of her practice to estate planning, probate & trust administration and elder law. Over the years she has counseled and addressed her clients concerns; such as:

  • Should I have a Revocable (Living) Trust?
  • Will I lose my home if my husband goes into a nursing home?
  • Should I name my daughter on my bank account to avoid probate?
  • Is Guardianship necessary?
  • Do I need a Will?
  • How can I protect my assets for my children?
  • How can I be assured that the administration of my probate estate will not cause conflict among my children?

Ms. Rocco addresses issues such as those presented above, and provides competent, practical, and cost-conscious solutions to clients, utilizing her years of experience and the expertise of her network of health care professionals and financial advisers.  Clients have been pleased with the services provided by the Law Offices of Valerie A. Rocco, and have commented that:

“My parents have peace of mind with your completion of their Wills” (Rob C.)
"Thank you your professional advice and understanding in helping me compile my Will and Power of Attorney" (Betty H.)
“I appreciated your patience and thoroughness and your ability to explain every last detail.” (Becky B.)
"Your assistance has been invaluable to me during this (probate) process" (Denise S.)

We hope you find this Website informative as well as providing you with an overview of the services we provide. If after reviewing this Website you believe that our years of experience, caring, and personal approach to legal matters, can give you and your family the peace of mind you deserve, please contact us.