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Do You Need an Adult Guardianship?

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Guardianship is a legal tool used to keep “incapacitated” or “incompetent” individuals from putting themselves in harm’s way. Typically, guardianship is applied when a person’s cognitive decline, dementia, or Alzheimer’s makes them incapable of caring for themselves. While an elderly person who forgets names easily, or even what year it is, may not need… Read More »

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Why Powers of Attorney are Necessary in a Crisis

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In a crisis situation, such as COVID-19, what happens if you or your family member is suddenly incapacitated and unable to take care of routine affairs?  Who will continue to pay your health care premiums, the mortgage, or other important expenses?  If you own a business, who will work with your bank or payroll… Read More »

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Three Things to Know About a Personal Injury Claim

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When you are involved in any type of accident, there are typically a flood of emotions and uncertainty.  You were hit by a car while crossing the street and suffered multiple fractures. Maybe you were bitten by a dog, slipped in a grocery store and broke your collarbone, or were run off the road… Read More »

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Why Estate Planning is Critical for Those in The LGBTQ Community

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Everyone needs an estate plan regardless of age, marital status, economic bracket, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Everyone in Maryland benefits by having a will, various trusts that are relevant to their specific needs, and a professional probate administrator to assist the executor of their will. However, there are a number of particular scenarios… Read More »

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What You Need to Know NOW About Guardianship in Maryland

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Guardianship is appointed by the court when an adult is unable to take care of their personal or financial needs due to incapacitation, age, disease, or disability, in accordance with Maryland legal guidelines. Additionally, guardianship is established for minor children when their parent or parents are unable to provide adequate care due to an… Read More »

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Do You Have a Family Member With Special Needs? Why You Need a Trust

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Parents of a special needs child, or people with special needs siblings or other family members with special needs, often write these loved ones into their wills, thinking they are acting in that disabled person’s best interest. After all, due to their disability, earning an income is extra difficult, or will be once they… Read More »

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How is Child Support Calculated in Maryland?

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Child support is a crucial financial tool for tens of thousands of children and their custodial parents across the state of Maryland. Ensuring that the amount of child support is legally adequate, and that it is paid on time, is important. But how is child support calculated? Child support is based on the following… Read More »

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What Women Need to Know About Estate Planning

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Whether you are single, married, or living with a long-term partner, estate planning is a very important process for women. With many more women serving as breadwinners for their household, getting divorced, or living with a long-term partner, it is more important than ever for women to be informed and educated regarding the ins… Read More »

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FAQs About Long Term Care Planning

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According to government statistics, a person who turns 65 years old today will have a 70 percent chance of needing long term care, at some point, during their remaining years. Women, on average, receive 3.7 years of long-term care, while men receive 2.2 years. Moving into a long-term care home or facility can be… Read More »

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The Three Most Common Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid

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The majority of Americans are vastly unprepared when it comes to their estate plan and sadly, many more think that an estate plan is only for wealthy people. In fact, over half of Americans do not even have an estate plan in place, whether that is a simple will, a trust, or more, according… Read More »

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