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Authorizes another individual to act as your financial agent, if you become disabled. It is imperative that you trust that individual.

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 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 16, 2019
Reasons to Create an Estate Plan Now

Reasons to Create an Estate Plan Now vs. Later

Have you ever said or overheard someone else say I do not need a Will, Power of Attorney or Advance Care Directive? By not engaging in estate planning you are allowing laws enacted by the legislature to make your decisions.
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.
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.
September 1, 2015
Life Estate Deeds Advantages & Disadvantages

Life Estate Deeds Advantages & Disadvantages

Today, it is possible to re-title the ownership of many assets by adding a beneficiary. When the asset is real property, for example your house, this occurs through the use of a life estate deed.
January 14, 2015
Having the Talk: Share Your Estate Plan with Your Family

Having the Talk: Share Your Estate Plan With Your Family

Because “the talk” involves not one but two things we’re often uncomfortable discussing – money and death – many of us put it off or never have it at all, and that’s a mistake.  Making your expectations clear can help your heirs to avert a good deal of discord, or even litigation, after you’re gone.
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.
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.
April 24, 2014
Preventing Elder Abuse

Preventing Elder Abuse

Elder abuse can take many forms. These include direct physical, emotional, or sexual abuse and indirect abuse such as neglect, abandonment, and exploitation.
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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