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

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

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

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,