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The Difference Between Wills and Trusts

December 4, 2019
Estate Planning

You’ve likely heard both of these terms before, but Wills and Trusts are two different devices that are useful in estate planning. They can be used to serve different purposes or be used together to create a more complete and comprehensive estate plan. Let’s take a look at the differences between the two to better […]

3 Common Mistakes Made in Estate Planning

November 4, 2019
Estate Planning

Estate planning isn’t an easy process to navigate on your own. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you could make mistakes that could end up costing you both time and money. Working with a reliable estate planning lawyer is your best course of action. Here are the most common mistakes people make that can […]

How Estate Planning Can Give You Peace of Mind

October 2, 2019
Estate Planning

Having an estate plan in place is highly beneficial to you and your family. Though some people may not feel that a thorough estate planning is necessary, it’s far better to be prepared than to leave your family guessing after you’re gone. Let’s take a look at how making these preparations with a reliable estate […]

Getting Started with the Probate Process

September 3, 2019
Estate Planning

As the Personal Representative or Executor of a will, it’s helpful to know what to expect once the probate process begins. Let’s take a look at the early stages of this process so you can be better prepared for what comes next. The Purpose of Probate The purpose of the probate process is to accomplish […]

How Can You Avoid Probate Court?

August 5, 2019
Estate Planning

Probate is the legal process in which the court, through the Register of Wills, oversees the transfer and distribution of a person’s assets after they pass away. The court is responsible for appointing a Personal Representative–someone who make sure that all debts are paid and that remaining assets are transferred to the persons named in […]

Being a Personal Representative

July 2, 2019
Estate Planning

If you have been appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate of a friend or family member, there’s a lot you should know before diving in. Hiring a probate attorney in Maryland can be very helpful to you during this process, and can ensure that there will be no unpleasant surprises along the way. […]

Creating a Trust for a Loved One with Special Needs

June 5, 2019
Trusts

Trusts are legal entities established to provide secure management and fair distribution of property to one or more beneficiaries. There are a number of reasons why a person might be interested in creating such an arrangement, and there are different types of trusts depending on the desired purposes. One type of trust that can be […]

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 […]

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