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What Steps Should I Take to Avoid Probate in Maryland?

Probate requirements date back to ancient property laws, designed to ensure that when someone passes away, their debts get paid properly and the right people receive the assets in the deceased person’s estate. However, fulfilling all those requirements takes many...

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What to Know About Powers of Attorney in Maryland

Going through the legal landscape of estate planning can often feel like a complex journey. At Chesapeake Wills and Trusts, we're here to guide you through every step, making the process as straightforward and stress-free as possible. Today, let's talk about a crucial...

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Can I Change My Estate Plan if My Circumstances Change?

Life is full of unexpected twists and turns. Whether you're experiencing a joyful event like a new addition to the family or facing challenges such as a divorce, it's natural to wonder if and how these changes affect your estate plan. At Chesapeake Wills and Trusts,...

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What Happens if I Die Without a Will in Maryland?

When you pass away without a will in Maryland, you are said to have died "intestate." Dying intestate means the state of Maryland determines how your assets are distributed based on its intestacy laws. It's a one-size-fits-all approach, and unfortunately, it might not...

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