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Maryland Probate Lawyer: What Happens to Unclaimed Gifts?

www.reichertlegal.comIf a legatee hasn’t claimed a gift, that they were entitled to, under a modified estate in Maryland, does the asset get distributed to other named heirs?

The first place to look for the answer is to the decedent’s Maryland Last Will and Testament. In Maryland the Personal Representative (known as an Executor in other states) is required, and has the duty, to distribute the estate assets per the Will. If the legatee does not respond, the Personal Representative should speak with a probate attorney as to reasonable next steps to get the asset distributed to the legatee. If this is unsuccessful probate will then allow the Personal Representative to distribute the asset to the person next entitled to receive the gift.

For a free, confidential conversation to discuss these and other estate planning matters, including probate administration legal services, contact Maryland probate administration attorney Stephen J. Reichert at 410-299-4959, or by clicking here.

Mr. Reichert can administer probate on behalf of the estate or at a modest fee he can be of assistance to the Personal Representative as assistance is needed. For example, he can be available to give the correct legal answer and review or prepare probate filings.

Day, evening and weekend appointments are available in office or at your residence. Mr. Reichert personally serves clients throughout the entire state of Maryland.

Attorney Reichert looks forward to assisting you with your Maryland probate needs.