What Are the Grounds for Contesting a Will in Maryland?
If you’ve been left out of a will or received less than you believe is fair after a loved one’s passing, you may be wondering whether you can contest the deceased person’s will. Likewise, if you’re acting as the personal representative for someone’s estate and someone else is challenging the will, you’re probably wondering whether […]
All About Maryland Probate: What to Expect
Probate is one of those legal terms that tends to confuse non-lawyers. You’ll often hear the word “probate” used as a noun, a verb, or an adjective at different times. For example, you might catch an attorney mentioning “a probate estate,” or you may hear a friend talk about “probating a will” after a parent […]
How to Choose a Maryland Estate Attorney
If you have been named as the personal representative of an estate in someone’s will, you might rightly feel honored, but you should also be prepared for a major responsibility — one that can seem thankless and overwhelming at times. Personal estate representatives, as they are called in Maryland — although many people would probably […]
How to Prevent Family Disputes over Your Estate
It’s never easy when a loved one passes — not only do we have to deal with grief and loss, but there’s also matter of the person’s estate and final wishes. When strong emotions and practical matters get wrapped up together like this, family members can fight. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to happen. Proper estate […]