Estate planning attorneys help you to make sure your family members are provided for and cared for even if something happens to you and you are not there to be able to provide care yourself. When you make your estate plan, you don't want to forget your animal family members. If you have dogs, cats, any other domestic pets, or any animals who depend upon you, you need to consider what will happen … [Read more...] about How to Make a Plan to Protect Your Pets
A "Pet Trust" is an estate planning vehicle that allows you to provide for the care and support of your family pet upon your passing. In Maryland, pets and animals are considered tangible personal property, much like your jewelry, or your furniture. However, these beloved pieces of "property" often feel more a part of the family. Maryland law recognizes this, and allows for something we … [Read more...] about What is a Pet Trust?
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“You may delay, but time will not,” Benjamin Franklin. Everyone knows that they need an estate plan, but few of us do anything about it. In fact, according to a 2007 study, more than 55% of Americans don’t even have a simple Will. And yet, the clock is ticking for all of us. So why don’t more of us actually put together an estate plan? For some, it’s a morbid fear that by thinking about death, … [Read more...] about 10 Essential Estate Planning Facts
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"Why Everyone Needs an Estate Plan" courtesy of Attorney Nicole Livingston, written by The American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. … [Read more...] about “Why Everyone Needs an Estate Plan” (Audio) YOUR ESTATE MATTERS!
Make sure to tune in to WNAV Radio on 1430 AM or 99.9 FM on Tuesday mornings at 8:50 a.m. for YOUR ESTATE MATTERS! Attorneys Colleen Sinclair Prosser, Nicole Livingston and Paula M. Mattson-Sarli relate cutting edge estate planning information. The topic tomorrow is "What is an Estate Plan?" by Attorney Nicole Livingston. … [Read more...] about Listen to “Your Estate Matters!” tomorrow morning (Tuesday) at 8:50 a.m. on WNAV Radio
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“Who will care for my pet if something happens to me” is a question I personally think of, but also hear from my clients as well. It is not a silly question. If you have a dog, cat or other pet, you know the unconditional love and affection pets devote to us improving the quality of life in ways nothing else can. This is why they deserve our respect and dedication even after we pass away or … [Read more...] about Pet Planning – Not to be Overlooked
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