Tag Archives: Estate Administration

Need a lawyer? Five things to remember….

We get it. No one wants to talk to lawyers. But there comes a time in everyone’s life—whether it be good news (Marriage), bad news (Divorce/Estate Administration) or something in the middle (Estate Planning, Asset Protection or Business Acquisitions/Sales)—when you’ll … Continue reading

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Funeral-Expense Allowance Increased for Small Estates in Maryland

A new Maryland law increases the maximum allowance that a court may grant to a small estate for funeral expenses from $5,000 to $10,000. Chapter 226, effective prospectively as of October 1, 2012, also amends the Estates and Trusts Article … Continue reading

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“Small” Estates Get Bigger for Maryland Probate

A new Maryland law increases the maximum value of a decedent’s assets that qualifies for probate administration as a small estate. According its fiscal policy note, Maryland Chapter 62 “increases the eligibility thresholds for small estate administration from $30,000 to … Continue reading

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Same-Sex Marriage and Estate Administration: The Rules until Equality in 2013

New Years is not my favorite holiday.  Midnight glasses of champagne with friends and family are all well and good, but for some strange reason January 1 rarely yields any lucid opponents for a fair round of golf in the … Continue reading

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Why You Need an Estate Plan: Making the Will and Revocable Living Trust Work for You

Today we conclude our discussion of the universal importance of estate planning whether you think yourself a prince or a pauper. In postings past we have reacquainted you with an old friend, the will, and introduced a new one, the … Continue reading

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