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

By |2020-09-15T15:05:27+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 executor

Should You Make a Gift or Use an Irrevocable Trust?

By |2020-09-08T16:59:30+00:00September 8th, 2020|Elder Law, Estate Plannning, Irrevocable Trust|

One of the most common reasons to engage in estate and elder law planning is to preserve your assets while still qualifying for long term care benefits provided by Medicaid. Many individuals who are getting close to retirement age look for options, such as passing on properties or assets to another family member. There is

What Role Does an Executor Play in Maryland Probate Proceedings?

By |2020-08-24T12:56:09+00:00August 13th, 2020|Estate Plannning, Executor, Probate|

In Maryland, as in many other states, probate refers to the legal proceedings that are initiated to administer a deceased individual's estate. You could have been named as executor or personal representative of the estate through the decedent's last will and testament. In the event that the deceased party passed away without this important document,

What Happens When a Will and a Revocable Trust Conflict?

By |2020-07-06T12:37:06+00:00July 30th, 2020|Estate Plannning, Revocable Living Trust, Revocable Trust|

Having all of your estate planning documents on the same page is one important step towards ensuring a smooth transfer of your assets during your life if needed and after you pass away. A trust and a will are distinct legal documents that might share a common goal of accomplishing your comprehensive estate plan. A

What Happens If There Is a Conflict Over My Trust?

By |2020-07-06T12:35:33+00:00July 16th, 2020|Estate Plannning, Trusts|

When you plan to create a trust in Maryland, your main concerns are that the trust serves a bigger estate planning purpose and that it protects your loved ones from unnecessary conflict or issues. The creation of a trust means that you have taken an important step in protecting your assets and ensuring the smooth

Talk to Your Family Members About Your Estate Planning Intentions

By |2020-05-13T18:09:32+00:00May 5th, 2020|Estate Plannning|

You might not want to think about what your own estate plan entails, which means you could put off having a good conversation with your loved ones about it. It’s very nerve-wracking when no one your family, including your elderly parents, will discuss their estate plan. All too often, this ends up creating uncertainty and

You Need to Be Prepared to Discuss Estate Planning with Your Family Members

By |2020-04-21T16:01:38+00:00April 21st, 2020|Estate Plannning|

It's hard enough to come to your own conclusions about what you want your estate plan to look like, which means that you've probably put off having a conversation about it with your family members too. But talking about estate planning is important for your sake and for your heirs. Some of the benefits of