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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 […]

What is Probate and How Does it Work?

October 4, 2018
Wills

Probate is the process that handles your estate and carries out the provisions of your Will, after you pass away. The probate process can be quite lengthy from beginning to end. By having a better understanding of the process, you can ease some of the stress and overall uncertainty of its proceedings. What is Probate? […]

Understanding Revocable Living Trusts in Maryland

August 1, 2018
Trusts, Wills

Similar to a Will, a Revocable Living Trust (or “living trust”) is a legal document that controls what happens to someone’s assets when they pass away. However, there are a few key differences between Revocable Living Trusts and Wills in the State of Maryland. What is a Living Trust? A living trust is a legal […]

3 Reasons to Draft a Will This Year

November 15, 2017
Wills

Drafting a will is crucial to planning for your future, and it can be a rather involved process. Let’s learn more about wills and why they are important to address sooner rather than later. Reason #1: Because death can be unexpected. The topic of death is a sensitive one to many people, and some of […]

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 […]

What is Probate?

January 17, 2017
Wills

Whether a loved one dies with a Will leaving money or property to beneficiaries, or if they die without a Will (“intestate”), an Estate must be opened to transfer their money and property to their beneficiaries or heirs. Dealing with the process for administering, or “probating”, the Estate can be overwhelming and intimidating, and the […]

Is a Will Public Information?

December 14, 2016
Wills

If you are beginning the process of planning your Will, you may be curious who will be able to access it. Wills often contain sensitive or delicate information, so you may be concerned that your family or others can see who is getting what. While the contents of a Will can be kept private during […]

What is the Difference Between a Trust and a Will?

September 30, 2016
Wills

Making arrangements for your loved ones in the event of your death may not be something you wish to think about, but it’s an essential part of a sound financial plan. It is important for you to ensure that your family and loved ones are taken care of and that your assets are distributed the […]

3 Steps to Successful Estate Planning

September 15, 2015
Wills

We have so much to worry about on a daily basis that often we are simply too busy to think beyond our own lifespan. However, if you don’t make proper estate planning arrangements now, you risk leaving it up to the courts to decide what to do with your hard-earned assets. An estate plan can […]

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