Advance Health Care Directives

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Appoints a healthcare power of attorney (agent) to make health care decisions, if you become disabled. Also specifies end-of-life decisions.

November 2, 2019
Advance Healthcare Directives (AHCD) & Your Options

Advance Healthcare Directives (AHCD) & Your Options

Issues that surround terminal illness, incapacitation, and death are not easy to talk about. But it is often a lot easier for the immediate family if their loved one had drawn up an advance healthcare directive.
September 26, 2019

The Last Step of Your Estate Planning

It does not matter how much forethought you put into distributing your assets, or how expensive it was to draft your will or trust if the people bound by these documents do not know what they contain, or potentially that they even exist.
September 5, 2019
Estate Planning & Divorce

Estate Planning & Divorce

Not taking appropriate actions after divorce can lead to problems ranging from having the wrong person making your medical care decisions to them receiving the payout of an insurance policy.
August 1, 2019
Estate Planning in Towson, MD

Make Reviewing Your Estate Plan an Annual Event

Estate planning is all about five essential documents. Documents drafted 30, 20, or even 10 years ago may need updating. Major life events such as marriage, the birth of children, or starting a new business, all have serious estate planning considerations.
June 6, 2019
Fluid Estate Planning for Changes in Life Circumstances

Fluid Estate Planning for Changes in Life Circumstances

Your estate plan needs to change with life events. Divorce, marriage, and having children are some of the few things that truly can affect every aspect of your life.
May 27, 2019
Estate Planning Documents

You Can’t Rely on One Document to Do Everything

One of the most common estate planning mistakes involves relying solely on one document such as a Power of Attorney or Last Will & Testament.
May 1, 2019
Alzheimer’s Preparation

Alzheimer’s Preparation

The Alzheimer’s Association currently estimates about 11% of those over the age of 65 have Alzheimer’s and that number is expected to triple by 2050. Yet, many people have not given any thought to how they would care for themselves or a loved one when faced with this disease.
March 28, 2019
Estate Planning Disasters

Failing to Plan for Unforeseen Events Can Lead to Disaster

Disasters cannot be predicted but, they occur in everyday life. The question you must ask yourself is, are your affairs in order should you experience a disastrous event?
January 17, 2019
The Importance of Reviewing Assets & Estate Planning Documents Post-Divorce

The Importance of Reviewing Assets & Estate Planning Documents Post-Divorce

Are you divorced or in the middle of a divorce proceeding? If so, you should review your estate planning documents, ownership titles on your assets and named beneficiaries.
February 9, 2018
Understanding Contract Provisions as a Component of an Estate Plan

Understanding Contract Provisions as a Component of an Estate Plan

Reviewing contracts that control our accounts and asking questions about those agreements has become a necessary component of estate planning.
June 17, 2015
The Importance of Establishing Advance Health Care Directives

The Importance of Establishing Advance Health Care Directives

An Advance Health Care Directive can be oral, but usually is a written legal document. It expresses a person’s wishes about what should be done if they later become incapable of making their own healthcare decisions.
December 18, 2014
Duties of an Executor

A Single-Minded Approach: Estate Planning for the Unmarried

With no family to provide for, many singles may feel that having a plan isn’t a necessity. However, the truth is that estate planning for single individuals is just as important, and sometimes more complex, than planning for married couples.
October 25, 2014
Creating Guardianships in Maryland

Creating Guardianships in Maryland

Guardianships can occur when people fail to plan for disability which then occurs. Maryland has a vested interest in protecting its citizens and what they own.
October 15, 2012
Advance Health Care Directive

Do I Really Need an Advance Health Care Directive?

Without an AHCD document, decisions may be determined in court through a guardianship case if you are no longer able to do so, a scenario most people try to avoid.
March 28, 2012
What is Guardianship?

What is Guardianship?

In Maryland, a guardianship may become necessary when an individual fails to appropriately institute an estate plan, a Power of Attorney and an Advance Health Care Directive.
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