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Does the Personal Representative of a Will Have to be a Maryland Resident?

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The Personal Representative does not need to be a Maryland resident. However, a Maryland resident must act as the agent of the Personal Representative. Typically this is a lawyer who is familiar with the laws and the Will. This individual has to be appointed at the beginning of the process. But anyone can be appointed […]

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I Found an Unsigned Maryland Will, What Now?

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A question was recently asked about what can be done if you find a Maryland will, of a family member, but the will is unsigned and it appears it may have been filed with the county. You should contact the clerk at the register of wills for the county in which the will was filed. […]

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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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Baltimore Wills Lawyer: Can a Non-Resident Create a Will in Maryland?

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This is a question I receive from time-to-time from non-residents on extended stays in Maryland: can I create a Will using a Maryland attorney while I’m in Maryland, even though I live permanently in another state? The short answer is: No. You could have a Will made while in Maryland however the attorney creating the […]

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Dundalk, Maryland Estate Planning: Where to File a Will in Dundalk, Md. & Baltimore County

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 Revocable Trust Attorney: Revocable Living Trust (aka “Revocable Trust” or “Living Trust”) and Probate

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Do assets in a Maryland Revocable Trust pass through probate? No. When your Revocable Trust (also known as a “Living Trust”) is created your lawyer should assist you in transferring your property into the Revocable Living Trust. Title to the property is transferred by the settlor (the person who created the Revocable Living Trust) to […]

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