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Understanding Maryland’s Intestacy Laws

What happens to your assets when you pass away if you don’t have a will in place? This situation, known as dying intestate, means your estate will be distributed according to state intestacy laws. These laws provide default inheritance rules that apply when someone dies without an estate plan directing asset distribution. While intestacy laws […]

Estate Planning Essentials for Single Parents

Estate planning is the process of arranging for the distribution of your assets after a person’s death. It is important for everyone to have an estate plan, but it is especially important for single parents. Single parents have a responsibility to ensure that their children are financially and emotionally protected in the event of their […]

Estate Planning and Business Ownership: Securing Your Maryland Family Business

Owning a family business comes with great rewards and responsibilities. You pour your heart and soul into building a company to pass on to the next generation. But without proper estate planning, your business could be vulnerable when you retire or pass away. Failing to plan for the future of your family business can lead […]

Navigating Probate Courts in Maryland: Tips for the First-Time Personal Representative

When a person passes away with a will in place, their estate typically goes through probate to validate the will, create an inventory of assets, settle any debts, and distribute property to heirs. The personal representative named in the will is tasked with shepherding the estate through this complex legal process. Acting as the estate’s […]