There are many legal documents available to include in an estate plan. However, those that are appropriate will depend on a person's specific circumstances, in Maryland or in any other state. They should also reflect any recent changes to estate planning laws. Recent changes in the law have made the revocable living trust a more popular estate planning tool than before.
There are various types of legal documents which people commonly use to plan their estates. One of the most popular and useful types of legal instruments in Maryland and any other state is a revocable living trust. This document allows an individual to choose who will receive his or her money and assets after death. Along with the trust maker's signature, a living trust must also have a trustee.