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

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,

Reasons to Use A Trust Instead of or in Addition to a Will

By |2019-04-23T16:08:10+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Estate Plannning, Trusts|

Planning ahead for your own mortality can be scary, because not only do you have to think about your own death but also you will need to articulate these thoughts into a legal document. However, estate planning is an important step in being able to protect your inheritance and your intentions. There are important differences

Can a Trust Really Be Used to Protect Your Spouse?

By |2019-04-09T14:56:01+00:00April 9th, 2019|Estate Plannning, Trusts|

All families have to deal with the complications of life and unexpected challenges can how much effort you put into your planning. But by working directly with an estate planning lawyer to ensure that your documents are properly drafted, then there is no need for additional complications, confusion or frustration such as those that occur

What Are the Duties of a Trustee After the Grantor Passes Away?

By |2019-03-13T19:41:33+00:00March 12th, 2019|Estate Plannning, Trustee|

Are you curious about a trustee's duties after the trust creator or grantor passes away? There are both practical and legal responsibilities associated with this important role that are triggered immediately after the grantor passes away. First of all, the trustee must review all of the deceased's important papers. Sometimes key details, such as funeral