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What Are Fees That a Personal Representative Can Charge in a Maryland Estate?

By |2019-09-26T20:46:46+00:00September 26th, 2019|Estate Plannning, Personal Representative|

As a beneficiary of a recently opened Maryland estate, there’s no doubt that you will have questions about the important role that a personal representative plays in closing out the estate and getting paid for his or her time. These fees are in addition to fees to close out the estate in MD. Everyone who

What’s Involved in Estate Administration in Anne Arundel County?

By |2019-09-10T19:10:05+00:00September 10th, 2019|Estate Plannning|

Estate administration in Anne Arundel County refers to the formal process through which ownership of your assets passes from you to your beneficiaries. Every state has their own procedures in place that dictate what happens after a person passes away, and Maryland is no different. The person managing the administration of your estate will look

Why You Need To Plan For The Possibility Of Alzheimer’s Before You’re Diagnosed With It

By |2019-08-29T20:19:37+00:00August 29th, 2019|Elder Law, Power of Attorney|

Talking about your long-term care wishes and your money can be difficult enough, but when these come up in the context of helping a family member who is suffering from memory loss, time is of the essence. The development of Alzheimer's disease can have many different ripple effects throughout your family. There are four critical

How Hard Is It to Contest a Maryland Will?

By |2019-08-14T18:08:55+00:00August 14th, 2019|Estate Plannning, Wills|

As a person creating your estate planning documents, you have a vested interest in ensuring that there are limited chances for someone to challenge the validity of these documents in the future. It's important to remember when working with a knowledgeable Maryland estate planner, contesting a Maryland will can be a complicated process if you

What is a Maryland Trustee Really Expected to Do?

By |2019-07-03T16:29:41+00:00July 3rd, 2019|Estate Plannning, Trustee|

Putting together a trust is a smart move from an estate planning perspective. But before you schedule a meeting with your Maryland trusts and estate lawyer, consider how the role of trustee affects the management of your assets. A trustee plays a key role in handling your trust distributions and possibly even working with beneficiaries.

What is a General Versus a Limited Power of Attorney in Maryland?

By |2019-06-19T14:57:08+00:00June 18th, 2019|Estate Plannning, Power of Attorney|

Are you thinking about putting together a power of attorney in Maryland? Or have you been advised by someone that this is an important document to help protect your future? A power of attorney within the state of Maryland can be either limited or general in nature and it is important to know which of

What Are the Cornerstones of Asset Protection?

By |2019-06-17T12:22:47+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Asset Protection, Estate Plannning|

As you go throughout your life and plan ahead for your future years, asset protection becomes important alongside your estate plan. Having built your life or even your business in Maryland, you must think about how your own accumulation of wealth and assets might be perceived by others. In looking at your total financial life,