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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 […]

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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