Do You Have a Backup Plan?

If you’re like most Americans, your day probably consists of eating, working, and squeezing in a bit of precious family time before you collapse into bed. Then you wake up to do it all over again. Sometimes, when you’re entrenched in day-to-day life, it’s hard to think about the future. For the sake of your … Read more

Is Your Estate Plan Up-To-Date?:An Estate Planning Checklist

If you’ve already met with your Maryland estate planning attorney to put together your wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and other long-term plans, then congratulations!  You’ve taken a really important step toward being prepared for the future and making things easier on your family and friends should you pass away or become unable to make … Read more

Advice on Using a Safe Deposit Box

Once you’ve gone through your estate planning, you’ve likely become aware of just what valuables you have.  In many cases, such as jewelry, you may want to keep them in your home so you can have access to them whenever you would like.  In other cases, though, it makes sense to secure them in a … Read more

How Do You Treat Children Fairly When It Comes to Estate Distribution?

Wills and trusts lawyers in Maryland see just about every circumstance which results from a parent’s death.  Some siblings handle the wills and trusts administration (or estate distribution) gracefully and with dignity, while others turn to squabbling and pettiness.  When we work with our clients, they are often very concerned about how to treat their … Read more

Sharing Financial and Legal Information with Your Family

Every family has its own approach when it comes to talking about financial and legal information.  Will and trust lawyers see everything from very open and transparent situations to those where discussions of money are considered taboo.  In reality, families which are at the estate planning phase should be having at least some superficial conversations … Read more

How to Start Conversations with Your Aging Parents

There are several aspects of estate planning in Maryland that are less than fun, and that means that a lot of people choose to put the process off indefinitely.  There’s the need to gather a lot of documentation together, pay for an estate planning attorney, and not insignificantly, to contemplate one’s own death.  Adult children … Read more