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Am I Too Young to Worry About Estate Planning?

February 3, 2020
Estate Planning

Many people understand the need to plan for what will happen to their family and possessions after they die, but they believe that the time and place to think about that is far in the future. Unfortunately, a fatal accident, injury, or illness can occur at any time and any place – even when we’re […]

4 Questions to Ask Your Estate Planning Attorney

January 2, 2020
Estate Planning

Making plans for what will happen to your children, finances, and assets after you die can be uncomfortable, but estate planning is essential to ensuring your family is provided for once you are gone. With the right attorney, your comfort and best interests will be their top priority, making the process easier to navigate. Here […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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