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Estate Disputes and Prior Correspondence

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In many cases, disputes regarding estates happen months or years after the initial disagreement begins. During this period of tumultuous activity within a family, many communications are sent, through either email, texts, letters, or other forms of technology. With so many ways to communicate, it is important to remember that these communications can all… Read More »

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Contesting a Trust

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Oftentimes, someone will create a living trust (either revocable or irrevocable), instead of or in addition to a last will and testament (will) as part of the estate planning process. The trust will name beneficiaries of all assets, similar to a will. Any person that has a vested interest in the outcome of a… Read More »

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How To Contest a Will and Win

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A Last Will and Testament allows someone to pass on their estate to their beneficiaries as they see fit in the state of Maryland. Oftentimes, a loved one will have changed their Last Will and Testament (will) unexpectedly, and beneficiaries will not receive what was originally promised or intended by their loved one that… Read More »

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Creating a Revocable Living Trust for Minor Children

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Many people feel that creating an estate plan is an activity for the wealthy. However, if you have any assets, you should consider how you will leave them to your beneficiaries after you die. While many people are familiar with a Last Will and Testament (will), some people are unsure how revocable living trusts… Read More »

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Why You Should Consider Forming a Trust

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Oftentimes people think that estate planning is an activity for the elite and wealthy. However, visiting with a qualified estate planning attorney can help you understand what options may be available to you, including the formation of a trust. There are multiple benefits that a trust can provide for your family, and for future… Read More »

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Social Media Behavior to Avoid During Your Divorce

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According to an article in the National Law Review, 81% of divorce attorneys were able to locate incriminating evidence to use against another party on social media. This evidence was able to be presented in court during a divorce proceeding. Using social media as an outlet for your frustration in a divorce or custody… Read More »

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Things to Consider When Writing a Will

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A will is also known as a “last will and testament” and legally allows you to leave your property to persons or organizations, name a personal guardian for your children, name a person to manage your property, and name an executor after you pass away. If you die without a will in the state… Read More »

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Inheritance Tax in Maryland

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Estate taxes are imposed when the property you own is transferred to your heirs after your death. Inheritance taxes are the taxes imposed on the person receiving that property, also known as a beneficiary. Maryland is one of only six states in the United State that impose an inheritance tax. Inheritance Tax Law Maryland… Read More »

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Understanding Estate Tax in Maryland

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An estate tax is a tax imposed on the assets passed from the decedent to his/her beneficiaries after death. While the federal government has its own estate tax, several states also impose an estate tax, including Maryland. However, this tax is only levied when your estate reaches a certain value. Contacting an attorney will… Read More »

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Mistakes to Avoid in the Estate Planning Process

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If you have any kind of assets at all, you need to have an estate plan. Even if you are not wealthy or have significant assets, having an estate plan allows you to determine who will receive your assets when you die. The biggest mistake is not having an estate plan at all. The… Read More »

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