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December 2013 Archives

Sibling conflicts cause estate administration issues

Estate planning can be an emotional issue which almost every family will have to deal with at some point or another. For parents this can be particularly difficult when their children have interpersonal conflicts among each other. This can cause arguments and disagreements over how assets should be distributed during the estate administration process in Maryland and in any other state.

One daughter settles guardianship dispute over Casey Kasem

Some may think of old age as a sign of wisdom and experience. However, many times old age comes with ailing health, which can result in a person needing help with making financial and medical decisions for himself or herself. This is what seems to be happening with Casey Kasem, whom many in Maryland will remember as a legendary radio personality. Kasem is now caught in the middle of a legal battle over guardianship issues.

New investment tax may affect estate administration in Maryland

Many people work hard for their money and assets and could benefit from estate planning. However, usually people are only concentrating on their daily financial circumstances and are not quite as aware of their overall financial picture. The end of the year is a good time to consider taking a look at one's overall estate planning goals in order to ensure that any estate plan enhances financial goals. This includes considering any new laws which may have been passed that affect estate administration in Maryland.

Estate planning can help avoid probate court in Maryland

Life is precious; which means people should do everything they can to enjoy their lives as well as do everything they can to preserve them. However, no matter how much people do to avoid sickness and risky situations, nobody in Maryland in can avoid death forever. This means it can be important for people to begin estate planning as soon as possible, which can help avoid future problems for heirs, such as having to go to probate court.

Testamentary trust allows more control than a will in Maryland

There are many options to choose from when designing an estate plan. On the other hand, there are some legal documents which are especially useful for planning an estate in Maryland or in any other state. One of the most common legal instruments used in planning an estate is a will. However, instead of a will, some individuals may decide to create a trust instead of or in addition to the will.

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