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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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How Much Does a Maryland Will Cost?

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Lawyers often charge on an hourly basis at rates that vary depending on the region of the country and experience of the attorney. Also, the thinking is that the estate planning needs of each person will be different therefore, the cost of a Will is affected by the amount of time it takes to review […]

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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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Making Anatomical Gifts With a Maryland Will

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A will may include specific directions for your funeral or cremation and the disposition of your body. Because your will may not be reviewed immediately after death such directions should be communicated to family members, and contained in other documents, so they are aware of your wishes at the time of your passing. If you […]

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Maryland Estate Planning Lawyer: Does a Maryland Will Dispose of All Assets?

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No. A Will addresses only asserts that will pass through Maryland probate. These include assets that belong to you only and are not shared with another person. If property is owned jointly with another individual than that property may not be considered probate property. For example, if your house is titled as “joint owners with […]

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Woodlawn, Maryland Estate Planning Lawyer: Where to File a Will in Woodlawn & 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 Woodlawn, 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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