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Maryland Estate Planning: Is a Living Trust a Good Idea?

A living trust is a written legal document that places assets in a trust which can still be used by the principle. Once the principle dies, the trust can be transferred to the designated beneficiaries. There are many benefits to creating a living trust. One reason to create a living trust is to avoid probate. […]

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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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Pikesville, Maryland Estate Planning Attorney: Where to File a Will in Pikesville & Baltimore County

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Maryland law allows Wills to be filed with the county in which you live. As an estate planning attorney who works in Pikesville, I have encountered clients who have failed (or their attorney failed) to file their Will with the county. This is a critical final step in the Will creation process as it ensures […]

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Baltimore, Maryland Estate Planning Office: What Happens to Property Obtained After a Will is Created?

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Under Maryland Code, there is a presumption that a Will passes all property the testator owns at the time of her death. This includes all property acquired after the execution of the Will, unless the Will contains specific provisions to the contrary. For a free confidential conversation to discuss these and other estate planning matters, […]

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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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