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Copy of a Will - Maryland Probate

Can a Copy of a Will Be Admitted to Probate?

To open probate of an estate in Maryland, the original of the deceased person’s last will and testament must be provided to the register of wills. If the original of the will is lost or destroyed, a copy of a will may be admitted to probate if spec… Read More
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What To Include in a Maryland Will

A Last Will and Testament is an essential part of most estate plans. This legal document can accomplish many goals for your estate. A complete estate plan includes other important documents as well. Understanding what to include in a Maryland Will is… Read More
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The Importance of Appointing a Personal Representative

As a general rule, if your estate includes any solely-owned property, it likely will need to go through a specific estate administration process under state law. The personal representative of your estate is the person appointed by the court to handl… Read More
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Contesting a Will in Maryland

In Maryland, there are only a handful of reasons to contest a will, and courts are strongly inclined to follow the expressed wishes of the person who made it (also known as the testator). If you believe however that a will is false, forged, or outdat… Read More
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Does Every Maryland Estate Go Through Probate?

In discussions about estate planning and estate administration, a basic question that many people ask is whether every Maryland estate must go through probate. Answering the question provides the opportunity to explain two commonly-used terms that of… Read More
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What Happens If You Die Without a Will in Maryland?

If you die without a will in Maryland or do not express your final wishes in an estate plan, state law determines who makes your funeral arrangements and receives your property. In our Rockville, Maryland, estate planning practice at The Law Office o… Read More
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Wills and Living Trusts

It depends on your circumstances and goals as to whether a Will or a revocable living trust makes more sense for you. But here in general terms are some observations about Wills and living trusts. Read More
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