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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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How Should My Maryland Will Provide for My Children?

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When your will is drafted you should designate a person, or people, who will serve as guardian if you and your partner both die while your child is a minor; in Maryland this is a child under the age of 18. Your will also gives you the opportunity to create trusts that will control how, […]

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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 Wills & Estate Planning: Disposing of Property Restrictions

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Are there any restrictions in the state of Maryland on the manner in which a will may dispose of property and can a wife or child be disinherited? A surviving spouse has certain rights that could alter the way in which you intended to dispose of your assets. Maryland laws prevent a spouse from being […]

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Parkville, Maryland Estate Planning: File Your Will

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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 Parkville, 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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Maryland Estate Planning: Creating Estate Planning Documents such as Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney & Advance Directives

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Here are some good questions to ask an attorney when you are considering hiring that attorney to create an estate plan for you. These are questions that are sometimes asked of me and I have included my answers after each question. “How do you draft your estate planning documents?” I begin by learning what 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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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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Randallstown, Maryland Estate Planning Attorney: Where to File a Will in Randallstown & 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 Randallstown, 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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