The final document must be signed in the presence of two witnesses who are at least 18 years of age, and in Maryland, a will does not need to be notarized.
This is the individual or institution named to handle the administration of the estate. This person should be one trusted enough to administer financial matters, maintain detailed records, and file paperwork with the court. They will be responsible for paying taxes, settling debts, filing paperwork with the court, and overseeing the distribution of assets.
Many people also include several other declarations in their wills. It is popular to leave instructions on burial, funerals, and if necessary, care for minor children.
The will must be it is updated and signed a new version or codicil must be signed. A will can be changed at any time under the same conditions required to draft the original will. If a person is competent they can change their will at any time by signing a document called a “codicil” or by having a new will prepared.
Wills valid in the state of their execution will be valid in Maryland, but due to differences in law between states wills should be reviewed by an attorney licensed to practice in a new state after moving.
Mr. Abraham is an experienced attorney and founding member of the Law Firm of Abraham & Bauer. The Towson, MD office of the firm concentrates its practice in Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate, Medical Assistance (Medicaid), Guardianship, Asset Preservation and Fiduciary Representation.
He is an active member in a number of professional organizations that focus on law, the senior community, and estate planning. He works with clients in Central Maryland, especially in Towson, Hunt Valley, Lutherville/Timonium, Parkville, White Marsh, Bel Air & Northern Baltimore City.
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