Cheryl Chapman Henderson is the founder and principal of the law firm of Cheryl Chapman Henderson, LLC., which serves Maryland and Washington, D.C. Her firm is dedicated to practicing law from a Biblical Perspective. Her practice is client and value-centered, focusing on Estate Planning, Elder Planning , and Probate and Trust Administration.
Cheryl is passionate about estate planning for everyone, and in simplifying the concepts of estate planning. She has designed hundreds of estate plans using the vital tools of trusts, wills, powers of attorneys and healthcare directives with strategies for:
- Children and grandchildren
- Beneficiaries with special and unique needs
- Second marriages
- Protecting beneficiaries from immaturity, creditors, divorce, and predators
- Passing on values and leaving God honoring legacies
- Charitable giving
- Asset Protection
- Benefits Planning, including Medicaid and Veterans Pension (“Aid & Attendance”)
Cheryl is equally passionate about the planning issues facing “long living” clients. She is an advocate for long-term life planning and planning according to abilities. She counsels her clients to expect to live long and satisfying lives, as God has planned. The Firm’s legal services include estate planning, special needs planning, asset preservation and benefits planning. She has recently added to her estate planning practice, Veteran’s Pension Benefits, an under-utilized benefit to assist wartime veterans and their surviving spouses with long term care costs.
Cheryl serves as probate and trust administration counsel. Her firm carefully guides clients through the maze of laws, regulations, requirements with the special “know how” to successfully settle an estate at death and distribute assets to heirs and intended beneficiaries.She has been in private practice for over 25 years. She is an honors graduate of George Washington University National Law Center, and received her undergraduate degree from Boston University. While an attorney for the City of Houston, Texas, she practiced and argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. She is a member of Wealth Counsel, a national organization of Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation Attorneys, Academy of VA Pension Planners, National Care Planning Council, among other organizations. She speaks frequently on estate planning, and has been a regular guest on the Wesley Watkis Money Talk radio program.
Cheryl is married to Bishop Lonnie P. Henderson, Founder and Pastor of Agape Christian Fellowship Ministries, an international church.He is also an author.She assists him in ministry. They formerly co-hosted the weekly television series Law 4 God. Cheryl’s greatest joy is sharing the Word of God in a plain, practical and empowering way.