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  • Advance Directives: What they are & how they work

    Stated simply, an advance directive is just another powerful tool in your estate planning arsenal. Together with a Will (and for some a Trust), an advance directive will ensure that your wishes will be honored if you are unable to make medical decisions for yourself. There are enough medical dramas and tragic romance novels out there to know that when the time comes, we may

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  • Holographic and Video Wills: Are they legit?

    While the preparation of a Will is traditionally thought of as a very paper-heavy ordeal, complete with a Notary, witnesses, tons of signatures and air tight languaging to avoid any and all loopholes, there are actually other ways to creating a Will. Consider the possibility of finding yourself in a situation with no access to a Notary or a witness,

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  • What is Ancillary Probate and how does it work in Maryland? 

    We recently covered what the probate process is and how it works in Maryland. But we covered the subject in hypotheticals that assumed the person who passed away (the decedent) lived, died, and only owned property in the state of Maryland. But what if that’s not always the case?   In some cases, a person passes away as a resident of one state, leaving behind assets that are

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  • Should I have a Will or a Trust? Or a bit of both? 

    When Burt Reynolds died in September of 2018, he left his only son out of his Will. But this wasn’t done by accident or even out of malice- it was a calculated move. Reynolds had left his son out of his Will because he had provided for him in his Trust.   So, what does that mean? Is that something swanky only

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  • Lifecycle of a Small Business: Winding Down or Transfer of Business 

    It’s hard to imagine your business carrying on in the world without you or the prospect of having to one day close your doors, but it’s a reality that you’ll need to face, one way or another. In this blog we’ll attempt to highlight some of the more common ways a business can come to an end and how you

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  • Lifecycle of a Small Business: Day-to-day

    Congratulations, you’ve made it this far! You’ve got a name, an EIN and an operating space. You’ve even picked out some insurance. You’re pretty close to being open for business! But what do you need to do next? We’ve compiled a list of some of the more common day-to-day goings on that a small business owner/operator may encounter. Read on

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