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Category Archives: Probate

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When is Probate Necessary?

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The death of a loved one is always a tragedy whether it was foreseen for some time, or sudden and unexpected. In the aftermath of your loved one’s passing, it is expected that family members, significant others, and close friends use their time to grieve, pay respects to the deceased, and share stories and… Read More »

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When a Loved One Dies: What You Need to Know About Probate And Estate Administration

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After a person dies, there are certain legal matters that must be handled to ensure that inheritances are appropriately handed down, taxes and debts are paid, along with other critical details.  If you are the executor to the estate, you will greatly benefit from the guidance of an experienced probate and estate administration attorney… Read More »

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Coping With the Death of a Loved One

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Whether a husband died of long-term cancer or a child unexpectedly died in a traffic collision, the death of a loved one is often the hardest thing that any of us ever have to deal with. There may be numbness at first, or shock, and the sadness may ease at times, but the loss… Read More »

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Everything You Need to Know About Filing Maryland Estate Tax

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When someone passes away and you are serving as the executor or personal representative, one of the most critical tasks is correctly filing estate tax.  A professional estate administrator such as an attorney is highly recommended for this and the many other complex aspects of estate administration. Maryland estate tax is different than most… Read More »

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Solve Inheritance Issues Before Your Death

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Long-standing childhood feuds tend to resurface when a parent or other relative passes away and the adult children have to accept who gets what regarding inheritance. Inheritance can be a touchy subject even for families that have always gotten along in the past. The stress and grief of a loved one dying can cause… Read More »

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Covering the Cost of a Funeral

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The average traditional funeral costs $8,500, according to AARP. While the simplest solution may be to just set aside the necessary funds in your will, chances are that your loved ones will not receive that money until many months after you are gone, leaving them with a large bill to foot in the meantime…. Read More »

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Different Probate Approaches: Small Estate and Regular Estate

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Probate is the legal process of transferring a deceased person’s assets to the beneficiaries and involves a court procedure. Before property can be distributed to beneficiaries, the executor of the estate must carry out various tasks, such as locating assets, paying debtors, etc. Moreover, probate works differently for different sized estates. As such, what… Read More »

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How To Reduce Stress During Probate

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Probate, which is the legal process of the legal process of conveying assets from a deceased person to the heirs, does not have to be a massive headache. For many, however, it is just that. The many pitfalls of probate for an executor include wasted time and money, calls from creditors demanding payment, disgruntled… Read More »

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Managing Debt Collection During Probate

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The average U.S. household has over $16,000 in credit card debt, which is 10 percent higher than a decade earlier, according to Time, and the average mortgage debt per household is over $180,000, according to USA Today. Because the average American dies with considerable debt, paying off collectors can be one of the more… Read More »

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Probate Administration: Asset Identification

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As an executor of a will, it is your fiduciary duty to identify all assets of the estate. Failing to do so can end in a personal lawsuit against you, which would of course further splinter family relations. During the process of grieving for the loss of your loved one, mistakes can easily be… Read More »

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