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The Parallels of Estate & Trust Litigation and Divorce and Custody Litigation

By Meng Law |

For the first 20 years of my law practice, a significant part of it involved contested divorce and custody work. Frequently, at the core of the disputes was information provided by a child to the parents. Generally, issues arose for three reasons: (1) the child was not old enough to appreciate the importance of… Read More »

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Common Disputes That Lead to Estate Litigation

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Most people assume that when they create a legal document with respect to their estate, such as a last will and testament (will) or an irrevocable living trust (trust), that it will be iron-clad and legally binding. However, in many cases, a family member or loved one does not agree with the will or… Read More »

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Litigation – Guardianship, Power of Attorney and Probate

By Meng Law |

Disputes may arise from either death, disability or incapacity (either someone young or older). Different types of  litigation may be filed in court when the estate of a person is unclear or challenged. Understanding the types of litigation, and when you can bring a claim to court can help you determine if you may… Read More »

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Taking Time This Holiday Season To Discuss Estate Planning

By Meng Law |

The holidays should be a time to spend enjoying your loved ones, family and friends. However, many families find that the holiday season is really the only time they are all gathered together in one place. Consider taking this time to have a straight-forward conversation about estate planning with your loved ones. Remember that… Read More »

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Estate Documents After a Divorce

By Meng Law |

If have just been through a divorce, it’s likely that the last thing you are thinking about is your last will and testament. However, if you created any estate planning documents, including a will during the time of your marriage, you may want to consider updating these documents. Many estate litigation cases occur due… Read More »

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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

By Meng Law |

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

By Meng Law |

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

By Meng Law |

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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Inheritance Tax in Maryland

By Meng Law |

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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