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Maryland Estate Planning Lawyer: What Are Probate Assets?

Maryland Attorney Stephen J. Reichert www.reichertlegal.comProbate assets are those that pass pursuant to the terms of the decedent’s Will or if no Will was created, than pursuant to Maryland law. Examples of probate assets include those items that were held in the decedent’s name only: cash, stocks, bonds, life insurance policies…. Non-probate assets are those that pass independent of a Will and are not subject to estate administration in Maryland’s Orphans’ Court or before the Register of Wills; however non-probate assets are often still subject to inheritance tax and estate tax.

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