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An Agent, also called an “attorney-in-fact” under a legal and financial power of attorney, is a person you have designated to serve as your agent to manage your legal and financial affairs.

February 7, 2020
Estate Planning for Your Elderly Parents

Estate Planning for Your Elderly Parents

A well-planned estate will ensure that your parent’s wishes are carried out as well as making sure that they receive the best care possible without putting a financial strain on them or other family members.
December 12, 2019
Power of Attorney

Frequently Asked Questions about Power of Attorney

If you are considering getting a power of attorney, you should fully understand the process, what it entails, and what it means.
November 20, 2019
Power of Attorney

Five Steps in Preparing a Power of Attorney

Preparing power-of-attorney documents is not as complex as it seems. Listed here are seven easy steps to help you come up with a proper power-of-attorney document.
October 16, 2019
Power of Attorney

How Much Power of Attorney Should You Give to Your Attorney-in-Fact?

Your attorney-in-fact will be in charge of certain aspects of your life if you become mentally incapacitated. It is crucial to appoint someone who is worthy of your trust.
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 17, 2019

6 Events That Should Trigger an Estate Planning Update

Almost any major life event has estate planning implications, but some major changes should always cause your planning documents to be reviewed.
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.
July 1, 2019
What is Elder Law?

What is Elder Law?

This field of law secures proper care and future security for the growing elderly population. More importantly, it is an opportunity to embrace the idea of pre-crisis management and planning for the future.
June 10, 2019
MOLST: Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

More about MOLST: Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

What is a MOLST form? MOLST stands for Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment It is a document that consolidates existing orders related to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) orders, and a patient’s wishes
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 15, 2019
Estate Planning Agent

What to Consider When Selecting Your Agent

The individual(s) you chose as your “Agent” in your estate planning documents has the important responsibility of protecting you. That protection is afforded to your financial affairs and health care decisions while you are alive.
March 21, 2019
Understanding Contract Provisions as a Component of an Estate Plan

What is a Revocable Living Trust?

A Living Trust is one established while the grantor is still alive. A Revocable Trust means the grantor can amend the documents as long as they are mentally competent.
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.
August 20, 2018
Estate Planning Lessons from Aretha Franklin’s Death

Estate Planning Lessons from Aretha Franklin’s Death

Aretha Franklin died intestate (without a will). Now what? What should she have done? What lessons can you & your family learn from this situation?
November 7, 2017
Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act

Elder Abuse Prevention & Prosecution Act

A new federal law passed in October 2017 is aimed at combating Elder Abuse through a more thorough understanding of the issue and prosecution of the perpetrators.
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.
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.
June 11, 2014
Legal Services in Towson, MD

Nursing Home Admission Agreements

Nursing homes require a written “Admissions Agreement.” This is a complex and binding contract typically signed before admission occurs.
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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