The Maryland probate process takes place through the Register of Wills and Orphan's Court when someone has died with property in the state. However, probate may be avoidable if one chooses to work with an estate planning lawyer to structure ownership of assets and facilitate the transfer of those assets outside of probate. There are many reasons why it makes sense to arrange for your asset to … [Read more...] about How the Maryland Probate Process Can Affect Your Family
"Importance of a Will - Even If Your Name Isn't Prince" by Attorney Victor A. Lembo … [Read more...] about Importance of a Will – Even If Your Name Isn’t Prince (Audio)
"Is Probate in Maryland Always Required?" by Attorney Colleen Sinclair Prosser (please click on link for full article) Many people are under the impression that assets are immediately transferred to your heirs after you die if you use a last will and testament to state your final wishes. In reality, the heirs do not receive their inheritances right away because the will is admitted to … [Read more...] about Is Probate in Maryland Always Required?
A revocable living trust can be a good choice as an asset transfer vehicle for a wide range of people, but it does not satisfy every single objective. We will examine the value of these trusts in this paper, but first, we will look at the matter of asset protection. It is said that we live in a litigious society. Indeed, there are people out there who like to file lawsuits, especially if they … [Read more...] about Does a Maryland Revocable Living Trust Provide Asset Protection?
"Does a Maryland Revocable Living Trust Provide Asset Protection?" by Attorney Jon J. Gasior … [Read more...] about Does a Maryland Revocable Living Trust Provide Asset Protection? (Audio)
You have scheduled your first initial consultation with your estate planning attorney. What should you do to prepare for this meeting to be the most efficient use of your time and the attorney’s time? Estate planning is all about you and your family and your assets. One of the first questions you can expect your attorney to ask you is who the members of your family are. Your family may … [Read more...] about How to Prepare for an Appointment with an Estate Planning Attorney
"How to Prepare for Your Appointment with an Estate Planning Attorney" by Attorney Nicole Livingston … [Read more...] about How to Prepare for Your Appointment with an Estate Planning Attorney
"History of a Last Will and Testament" by Attorney Jon J. Gasior … [Read more...] about A Brief History of a Last Will and Testament (Audio)
The idea of a last will and testament is one that dates back to ancient Rome. The laws governing wills in the United States arose out of English common law. The concept was very clear to the Romans, and then to the English. A person has certain property rights in both land and personal possessions. With death being an inevitability of life, these cultures recognized the need to provide for a … [Read more...] about History of a Last Will and Testament
Why not take the first step toward making your 2016 vision a reality? You are determined to set up a comprehensive estate plan to protect your family, your legacy and obtain peace of mind, and you know that by attending a FREE estate planning seminar you will be provided with up front information on why and how you can accomplish your goal. Take action now and register to attend a seminar … [Read more...] about 2016 Vision – Your Complete, Comprehensive Estate Plan