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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 […]

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 […]

What Does an Estate Planner Do?

July 3, 2018
Estate Planning

Estate planning is an essential part of your financial life as you age. But what does an estate planner really help you with in regards to your end of life planning? Let’s take a look at what an estate planner really does and how their services can benefit you. What is an “Estate”? Your estate […]

3 Major Tasks in Estate Planning

March 12, 2018
Estate Planning

You might not think estate planning is something you need to do until you are older, but if you have family, a home, or any sort of savings, it’s an important plan to put in place in your adult life. Let’s go over the 3 most important tasks in estate planning: Task #1: Count Your […]

What Kinds of Taxes are Applied to Estates?

December 4, 2017
Estate Planning

Estate planning can be a difficult process if you’re not well versed in the laws and regulations surrounding the passing of your property and assets after death. So with this in mind, let’s learn more about estate taxes in Maryland! What is Estate Tax? If the value of an estate exceeds a limit set by […]

What Happens if Someone Passes Away who has Debt?

October 10, 2017
Estate Planning

Whether you’re concerned for an aging family member who has debt, or are planning for your own future, understanding what happens to debt after a person passes away is helpful. Let’s find out more about what happens if someone passes away who has debt. Common Debts Credit card and mortgage debt are the most common […]

The Different Types of Trusts

August 18, 2017
Estate Planning, Trusts

Having a Will or a Trust is a key component of estate planning—how much do you know about trusts and what they can do for you? Trust: Defined A trust is a legal document that provides for a trustee to hold or distribute your assets both during your lifetime and after your death, and allows […]

What Happens if you Die Without a Will in Maryland?

July 15, 2017
Estate Planning, Wills

Death is not a comfortable subject for most to talk about, but when it comes to making plans for your assets after you pass away, talking about it is a necessity! Specifically, you should be aware of what a Will is and what happens in Maryland if you die without a will. Let’s answer some […]

When Do I Need to Worry About a Will?

March 15, 2017
Estate Planning, Wills

Having a Will in place prior to your passing can save your loved ones money, months in court, headaches, confusion, and unnecessary stress. So, what is involved in drafting a Will, and when is a good time to get started? It is always smart to have your Will ready should something happen to you and […]

How Do I Calculate My Assets?

February 17, 2017
Estate Planning

Your assets are, simply put, everything you have of value. To calculate your assets, you’ll want to add up the value of these things, and to determine your net worth you’ll need to subtract your debts from your assets. Determining your net worth is an important part of estate planning, and sounds overwhelming, but it […]

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