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I’m the Personal Representative for Probate. How Do I Find The Assets?

By |2021-02-01T16:42:53+00:00February 1st, 2021|Assets, Personal Representative, Probate|

When you become the personal representative of an estate, one of your functions is to locate the assets of the decedent. If the decedent was well organized and had an estate planning binder, that's the first place to start. Well organized the state planning binder we'll have all of the important papers, as well as

Complete Guide to the Forms Required at the Maryland Register of Wills

By |2021-01-07T15:33:43+00:00January 7th, 2021|Wills|

Filing with the Maryland Register of Wills can be confusing. This article discusses the Maryland register of wills forms and everything you need to know before filing. If the decedent did not have a will, read our article on intestate succession (dying without a will). And if you're new to the MD court system, be

Probate Process in Maryland: Everything You Need to Know, Explained by an Estate Attorney

By |2021-01-07T18:58:41+00:00January 6th, 2021|Probate|

The Maryland Probate Process: What Is It? Probate is the court-supervised process of identifying the assets, debts, and beneficiaries of the person who passed away (the “decedent”).  If the decedent had a will, the will tells us how to ultimately distribute their property.  If the decedent died without a will, they died “intestate” and the

Dying Without a Will? How Intestate Succession Works in Maryland Probate

By |2021-01-07T18:54:31+00:00January 3rd, 2021|Estate Plannning, Probate|

Creating a will is incredibly important in Maryland. Common questions we get are, what happens if you die without a will? What are intestate succession laws in Maryland? What are the inheritance laws? First, be sure to check out our in-depth article on the probate process. Second, please note: the following article is specific to

Register of Wills vs Orphans’ Court: What’s the Difference?

By |2021-01-07T15:31:12+00:00December 27th, 2020|Estate Plannning, Probate, Wills|

A question asked all the time is, "What's the difference between the Orphans' Court and the Registrar Wills?" In most jurisdictions within the state of Maryland they're actually in the same place, sometimes they even use the same office space. It can be really confusing. The short answer is that the Register of Wills is

The Maryland Advance Directive: VERY Important For Your Family

By |2020-12-18T17:12:35+00:00December 18th, 2020|Advanced Healthcare Directives, Living Trust|

  Do you know the importance of creating an advance directive? A valid Maryland advance directive can prevent your family from having to make a lot of difficult decisions at a very emotional time. In this article, we'll explain why you should consider creating an advance directive and how it will make end-of-life heath care

Maryland Probate Court: Everything You Need to Know About the Process

By |2020-12-03T19:03:18+00:00December 3rd, 2020|Probate|

The Maryland Probate process can be confusing and, at times, very complex. Read the article below to get up to speed on what to expect from Maryland Probate Court, the process as a whole, and what your next steps might be. Check out the YouTube video below to learn about the processes involved in Maryland

Does a Trustee or Executor Need Beneficiary Approval to Sell Property?

By |2020-11-02T00:45:37+00:00September 15th, 2020|Estate Plannning, Executor, Trustee|

  If you have a loved one who is currently serving as the executor of a parent's estate and both of those parents have now passed away and a trust is established, you may have questions about the powers of the trustee when it comes to selling property. If a person is serving as both