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

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

Four Steps to Creating a Will in Maryland

By |2019-12-19T18:21:25+00:00December 19th, 2019|Estate Plannning, Personal Representative, Wills|

Many people are under the impression that a will is unnecessary, particularly if they assume that they do not have valuable or enough assets. The truth is that everyone needs a will, and creating one now makes things easier for your beneficiaries. Creating a will in Maryland is best accomplished by sitting down with an

For What Reasons Can Someone Challenge My Maryland Will?

By |2019-12-03T17:19:29+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Estate Plannning, Wills|

The Orphan's Court in Maryland reviews wills to determine whether or not they are in compliance with state laws. A will is legally valid when it meets all the terms and requirements of Maryland law. In the event that this analysis finds that the will was properly executed, the will's terms will be carried out

How Hard Is It to Contest a Maryland Will?

By |2019-12-02T14:10:57+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