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Maryland Estate Planning: Where Should I Keep My Will?

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A Will is an important legal document that should be kept in a safe and secure location. There are many great options such as a safe deposit box, a personal safe in the house or even by your attorney. The Will needs to be in a place that is safe from theft and damage from […]

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Maryland Trust for Individual With Special Needs

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Parents of a child with special needs have unique concerns when planning for their child’s welfare after the parents have passed away. Important practical and legal decisions need to be made to determine how and in what manner the needs of the child will be met. Careful consideration—including benefit implications—needs to be given when considering […]

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When are Maryland Will Contents Reveled?

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The contents of the Will may be revealed to family members and interested parties after the person has died. This disclosure is done by the Personal Representative for the estate. The Personal Representative, or an attorney on their behalf, have a duty to properly notify all those who could receive distributions from the estate. The […]

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Are Maryland Wills Public Records?

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Wills of living persons in Maryland can be filed with the Register of Wills for the county in which the person lives. The wills are held for safekeeping by the Register of Wills but they are not part of the public records. In the State of Maryland you may not review the Will of a […]

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Maryland Will Attorney Services: Who Can Have a Will Created?

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A simple enough question that is often asked; in Maryland anyone who is a least 18 years of age and of sound mind can have a Will created. For a free, confidential conversation to discuss these and other estate planning matters, or to create your own estate plan and Will, contact Maryland estate planning attorney […]

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Maryland Wills Lawyer: Adopted Children’s Right to Inherit in Maryland

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Do adopted children have the same rights to inherit in Maryland as biological children? The Maryland Code provides that for Wills created after June 1, 1947, “child,” “descendant,” “heir,” “issue” or any equivalent term in a Will includes adopted children unless there is specific language in the Will to the contrary. For a free, confidential […]

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Does a Maryland Will Have to be Notarized?

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No. Maryland Code, Estates and Trusts, does not require the notarization of a Will created in Maryland. An Advance Directive (aka, Health Care Directive, Advance Health Care Directive, Maryland Advance Directive) and Living Will (aka, Maryland Living Will) also does not require a notary seal in Maryland. As created by the 2010 Maryland General and […]

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Columbia, Maryland Estate Planning: Where to File a Will in Columbia, Md. & Howard County

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You Live in Maryland and Have a Will? Good news. Maryland, unlike many states, allows Wills to be filed with the county in which you live. As an estate planning attorney, I have encountered clients in Maryland who have failed (or their attorney failed) to file their Will with the county. This is a critical […]

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Maryland Estate Planning: Dying Without a Will

Have you ever asked yourself: “How will my estate be distributed if I die without a Will in Maryland?” Yes? Then, read on. The State of Maryland will distribute your estate according to Maryland law. Your family and friends will not have the ability to make decisions as to the distribution of your estate. Personalized […]

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