Be Wary of Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning

The internet is abound with companies offering do-it-yourself legal documents including estate planning documents like a Last Will and Testament. More and more people are attempting to cut costs and create their own estate plan online without the assistance and...

Published On: Friday, February 15, 2019

What is the Spousal Elective Share?

The spousal elective share law was enacted to prevent a spouse from being disinherited by the other spouse. It grants the surviving spouse the right to elect to take a percentage of the deceased spouse’s estate even if the will...

Published On: Thursday, February 14, 2019

The Do’s and Don’ts of Using a “Granny-Cam”

With the technological advances available in small video/audio equipment, there are devices being used in private homes all across Maryland. Most camera devices are used for security purposes such as having one in the doorbell to see who is standing...

Published On: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Upcoming Elder Care Workshop February 20th

Our workshops are designed to be educational, interactive, informative and generate relevant discussion for attendees. Our experienced attorney, Wilson McManus, will be sharing stories on how Elder Care Planning is beneficial and sometimes crucial. Please join us for one of...

Published On: Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Whose is Responsible for Providing Financial Documents During the Medicaid Application Process?

Historically, the responsibility has been squarely placed on the applicant (and his or her attorney) to provide all necessary financial documents during the Medicaid application process. However, Congress passed legislation requiring each state to implement an electronic asset verification system...

Published On: Tuesday, February 12, 2019

How to Avoid Delaying Probate

The duration of a Maryland estate administration depends on many factors such as court deadlines, filing tax returns, and responsiveness of beneficiaries. How the executor manages these issues will have a huge impact on how long it takes to go...

Published On: Friday, February 08, 2019

Estate Planning Issues Involving Art Collections

For art collectors with valuable collections, leaving fine art to your heirs can create unnecessary complications without proper planning. Fine art may be included in your will and go through probate; however, it is often best to create a trust...

Published On: Thursday, February 07, 2019

Helping Adult Children Understand Why They Have to Wait Outside

Every elder law attorney who meets with a client escorted to the office by his or her adult child(ren) faces some potential ethics issues. Client The first ethics issue is to define who is the client. The client is typically...

Published On: Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Upcoming Workshop on February 12th at 10am

Our workshops are designed to be educational, interactive, informative and generate relevant discussion for attendees. Modern Estate Planning is more than just preparing a will and putting it in a safe. Find out how a comprehensive Estate Plan will protect...

Published On: Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Your Dying Love Letter

Often estate planning attorneys suggest that along with your legal documents, you also consider writing a letter, or set of letters, to your loved ones. This may be referred to as an Ethical Will or Legacy Letter. The premise behind...

Published On: Monday, February 04, 2019

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