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5 Tips for Getting Ready for Probate

November 4, 2020
Estate Planning

Probate is the process where the property of decedent (deceased person) can be transferred to their heirs and beneficiaries. If you will soon be entering the process of probate, then you should contact an estate planning lawyer to ensure the entire process goes smoothly. As someone that has been providing estate planning services to Carroll […]

Does Life Insurance Go Through Probate?

October 6, 2020
Estate Planning

A question that we are often asked is whether or not life insurance will have to go through probate?  To answer that, it is first useful to determine exactly what probate is and which assets are subject to it. What is Probate? Probate is the court process by which a deceased person’s estate is readied […]

When Should I Seek Legal Advice for my Business?

September 5, 2020
Business Law

Whether you already have your own business or are considering starting one, working with a reliable, experienced lawyer can be the difference between success and failure. There are plenty of steps in starting and running your business that could be made simpler and smoother when you seek legal advice from a Carroll County business attorney. […]

Common Questions About Financial Powers of Attorney

May 2, 2019
Power of Attorney

A Durable Financial Power of Attorney (POA) is a very important legal instrument that gives someone else legal authority over your finances and other assets. (A Healthcare Power of Attorney is a separate document that gives someone the authority to make medical decisions for you). The language of a POA can be daunting, but it […]

3 Reasons to Invest in Estate Planning

April 9, 2019
Estate Planning

Whether you’re enjoying your golden years or you’re still in your prime, the future is approaching rapidly. Estate planning is the key you need to secure a peaceful future where you know that everything is in order and that your legacy is secure. Here are three reasons why you should invest in estate planning, if […]

Choosing the Right Personal Representative For Your Will

March 4, 2019
Wills

How do you know that your legacy will be upheld after you’re no longer there to attend to it? It can be hard to know. All we can ever do is place our trust in the measures we leave behind. One of the most important measures we can take to ensure the safety of our […]

How is Debt Handled Post-Mortem?

February 1, 2019
Estate Planning

Debt is one of the last things you want to worry about when a loved one passes, but it must be done. Things like credit card debt, medical bills, mortgages, and other amounts owed must be reconciled, even after the person who acquired them is no longer alive, and this may raise a lot of […]

Estate and Inheritance Taxes in Maryland

January 2, 2019
Estate Planning

Maryland is one of the fourteen states that impose an Estate Tax and one of six states that impose an Inheritance Tax. Unfortunately for Maryland residents, it is one of only two states that impose both (the other is New Jersey), although not every estate is subject to either tax. However, if a deceased person […]

3 Questions to Ask About A Power of Attorney

December 3, 2018
Power of Attorney

A Power of Attorney (POA) is a legal document that gives legal authority to a person (the “attorney-in-fact”) to act on behalf of the principal (the person signing the POA) when the principal is unable to do so. A Power of Attorney can be used to make decisions about finances, business, real estate, and other […]

How to Find the Right Personal Representative for Your Will

November 1, 2018
Estate Planning

Writing a will is an important part of making sure that your loved ones will be taken care of when you’re not there anymore. Choosing the right Personal Representative (executor) for your will can be as important as the contents of the will itself. Choose Someone You Trust Though it may seem obvious, you should […]

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