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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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Carroll County Maryland Circuit & Juvenile Courts CLOSED today: May 20, 2015

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Dear clients and colleagues, the Carroll County Circuit and Juvenile Courts are closed today, May 20, 2015, due to a power failure. For a free, confidential conversation contact Maryland attorney Stephen J. Reichert at 410-299-4959, sreichert@reichertlegal.com or by clicking here.

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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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Maryland Estate Planning Attorney: How to Select a Trustee (audio blog)

Stephen J. Reichert Attorney at Law 410-299-4959 sreichert@reichertlegal.com www.reichertlegal.com

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Maryland Estate Planning: Selecting a Trustee

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Let’s start with the kinds of Trusts available to you. There are two general categories: • Testamentary Trusts, which are created under a Will • Non-Testamentary Trusts—Revocable (inter vivos) and Irrevocable Trusts—which are created outside of a Will The Testamentary Trust In the Testamentary Trust category, the Trustee you select begins to serve either during […]

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