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Should a Maryland resident pay $2,500 for an estate plan?

There are many attorneys in Montgomery County that charge $2,500 or more for a comprehensive estate plan, including a Last Will and Testament, Maryland Statutory Power of Attorney, Durable Power of Attorney, and Maryland Advanced Directive. For this fee, the lawyer...

Attestion of a Will in Maryland

For a Will to be valid in Maryland, it must be signed by the person making the Will and two witnesses. Attestation is the act of witnesses in seeing that those things exist and are done which the statute requires.   It begins with the testator asking the witnesses,...

Why parents with minor children need a Will

According to the September 2014 issue of Money magazine, 61% of parents with minor children do not have a Will.  Without a Will, a judge will decide who will raise the minor children if both parents were to perish.  With a Will, the parents can name a guardian and an...

How to make an effective inter visos gift in Maryland

Inter visos is the legal term referring to a transfer or gift made during one’s lifetime, as opposed to a testamentary transfer, which is a gift that takes effect on death pursuant to a Will.  Inter visos transfers can be an important part of estate planning.  For an...

Safekeeping of Your Will in Montgomery County, Maryland

After your Will has been executed, you need to store your Will in a safe place, such as a fire-proof safe at home or a safe deposit box at a bank. There is a third option.  I recommend that you deposit your Will for safekeeping with the Register of Wills.  You'll be...

How to properly execute a Will in Maryland

For a Will to be valid in Maryland, it must be signed by the testator and then by two witnesses.  This process is known as attestation.  It begins with the testator asking a witness, either by words or by deeds, to sign the Will.  The witness then attests by observing...

Why you need a Will in Maryland

More than half of adults living in Maryland do not have a Will.  This leaves their estate plan in the hands of Maryland's intestate succession law, which will distribute their property according to an inflexible schedule as follows: IF YOU ( DECEDENT) ARE SURVIVED BY...

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