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

How Can You Protect Assets Inside A Trust from A Spendthrift?

By |2020-06-16T17:46:26+00:00June 16th, 2020|Assets, Trusts|

Do you have an adult child you’d like to transfer assets to, but you’re concerned about their ability to handle it properly? You’re not alone. This problem is often referred to as “the spendthrift issue” and thankfully, there are estate planning tools available to help you protect a loved one from themselves. Unfortunately, your best

Did You Fund Your Trust Properly?

By |2020-02-25T17:28:43+00:00January 28th, 2020|Estate Plannning, Trusts|

The establishment of a revocable living trust in Maryland is an important first step in protecting the interests of you your family and ensuring that your assets are as protected as possible. However, there is a common misunderstanding that creating a revocable living trust governs all of the assets an individual owns. After the Maryland

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

By |2019-12-02T14:16:55+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 |2019-12-02T14:17:19+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

Three Reasons 2019 is the Year for You to Put Together a Trust

By |2019-12-02T14:17:47+00:00March 26th, 2019|Trusts|

If you didn't already know that trusts help to provide you with additional privacy in the estate planning process, an estate planning attorney could tell you that these are some of the most valuable strategies available today. Two major reasons for putting together a trust in 2019 have to do with the the goal of

Why Is A Trust A Better Option Than Probate?

By |2020-06-02T21:44:31+00:00February 28th, 2019|Estate Plannning, Trusts|

Trusts are powerful estate planning tools, although they are often overlooked by many people due to the perception that trusts are only for the rich. However, trust can be a meaningful option for everyone, specifically because they are a better option than probate.  Having your loved ones go through Maryland probate is rarely in their