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5 Tips for Getting Ready for Probate

November 4, 2020
Estate Planning

Probate is the process where the property of decedent (deceased person) can be transferred to their heirs and beneficiaries. If you will soon be entering the process of probate, then you should contact an estate planning lawyer to ensure the entire process goes smoothly. As someone that has been providing estate planning services to Carroll […]

Does Life Insurance Go Through Probate?

October 6, 2020
Estate Planning

A question that we are often asked is whether or not life insurance will have to go through probate?  To answer that, it is first useful to determine exactly what probate is and which assets are subject to it. What is Probate? Probate is the court process by which a deceased person’s estate is readied […]

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 […]

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. […]

Estate Planning Strategies to Avoid Probate in Maryland

January 16, 2016
Estate Planning

If you’ve researched estate planning in Maryland, you  have probably come across the term “probate.” In fact, you may have read numerous articles describing probate as something you should avoid at all costs. But is it true? Read on to find out whether you should make arrangements to avoid probate and how to do it. […]

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