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Maryland Estate Planning Lawyer: Religious Proclamations in a Last Will & Testament, Maryland Estate Planning Lawyer Attorney Baltimore Maryland Wills TrustsA few clients have inquired about whether they can include religious “titles” and phrases, such as “O thou glory of glories” and recitals in their Last Will and Testament that proclaim faith and gratitude toward high powers, and parents. The simple answer is “yes” these can be included. The more complicated answer is in exactly how much and in what locations of the Last Will and Testament these types of phrases and titles can be included. While there is nothing specifically in MD Code Estates and Trusts 4-102 prohibiting such language, the attorney drafting such a Last Will and Testament must be careful that none of the clauses compromise the legality of the document, or create confusion or potential disputes over the testator’s wishes.

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