Category: Estate Administration & Probate


How to Have a Conversation With Your Family About Your Wishes for After You Pass

For most of us, planning for life after death is not the standard topic for Sunday night dinner. Aside from the emotional weight of these conversations, finding the appropriate time and place to gather and discuss matters of funeral planning and inheritance can be a logistical concern for many families. However, delaying these discussions can […]

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How to Inventory Your Assets for Your Family After You Pass

When a relative passes away, we often imagine rummaging through countless boxes to determine what to keep, what to donate, and what to toss. Without proper planning, the process of sorting through a deceased family member’s belongings can be a difficult element of the grieving process, as well as a significant time commitment. In certain […]

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Best Practices for Irrevocable Trusts

Sometimes, we are approached by prospective clients who wish to make changes to their irrevocable trusts—unaware that under current law, these trusts cannot be easily amended. In fact, modifying the agreements of an irrevocable trust, unless under very specific conditions, is a violation of state and/or federal law. As the current administration seeks to increase […]

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How the Probate Process Works in Maryland

Probate is the legal process of administering and settling a person’s estate after they pass, under the supervision of the Register of Wills and Orphans’ Court of the county where they lived. The probate process exists for three main reasons: To validate the deceased person’s Will and prevent fraud; To settle the deceased person’s debts, […]

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