A power of attorney is among the most common estate planning documents. As such, the odds are favorable that you will execute at least one power of attorney during your lifetime. You may, or may not, want the authority you grant in your Power of Attorney to work if you are incapacitated. To ensure that you make the right choice for your situation, the Annapolis powers of attorney lawyers at … [Read more...] about Do I Need to Make My Power of Attorney Durable?
If you are ever unable to communicate your medical wishes, then medical professionals may look to your Living Will, Durable Health Care Power of Attorney, and HIPAA authorization documents to provide the appropriate guidance. A Living Will specifies what you want to have happen to you if you are ever in a terminal condition, persistent vegetative state, or end-stage condition. A … [Read more...] about What Health Care Documents Do I Need During COVID-19?
"Luke Perry’s Estate Plan to Protect His Family" by Attorney Victor Lembo The pop culture world was saddened to learn of the death of Luke Perry, who died tragically on March 4, 2019, surrounded by family and friends. Perry, whose full name was Coy Luther Perry, III, rose to fame as he starred on the popular 90’s show “Beverly Hills 90210”. He passed due to a stroke that he suffered just days … [Read more...] about Luke Perry’s Estate Plan to Protect His Family
Selecting an Agent by Attorney Laura T. Curry (Audio) Agents are arguably the most important people in our legal lives. They step in and make decisions for you when you are unable to act for yourself. They make financial decisions for you under a Financial Power of Attorney and make medical decisions for you when you aren’t able to act for yourself under a Healthcare Power of … [Read more...] about Selecting an Agent
"Is Estate Planning Important for Young Adults" by Attorney Jon J. Gasior For many young adults, the consequences of not having an estate plan in place can be dire. Estate planning is not only tax and probate avoidance, but it is planning for lifetime and incapacity as well. One tragic case that many people are familiar with is that of Terry Schiavo. Terry Schiavo was a … [Read more...] about Is Estate Planning Important for Young Adults?
For many young adults, the consequences of not having an estate plan in place can be dire. Estate planning is not only tax and probate avoidance, but it is planning for lifetime and incapacity as well. One tragic case that many people are familiar with is that of Terry Schiavo. Terry Schiavo was a persistent vegetative state for 15 years. During the course of that 15 years, her husband … [Read more...] about Is Estate Planning Important for Young Adults?
As estate planning attorneys perhaps the most important thing we do for clients is help them face their own mortality and make decisions regarding end-of-life care. A recent article in the New York Times examined this topic. The article explained how decisions regarding end-of-life care can be emotionally (and politically) charged. We do clients a great service by helping them address these … [Read more...] about End-of-Life Planning: Estate Planning At Its Core
"The Importance of Choosing the Right People to Act on Your Behalf" by Attorney Nicole Livingston … [Read more...] about The Importance of Choosing the Right People to Act on Your Behalf (Audio)
The estate planning seminars establishes the necessary components of an effective estate plan. The seminar is presented in a case study format profiling the life of Bill and Mary Jones. Several scenarios are used to relay the impact of estate planning issues relating to probate, disability due to incompetence, protection of government benefits for special needs loved ones, second marriages, … [Read more...] about Free Estate Planning Seminars Next Week! Register now!
Many of my clients intend to move from Maryland when they retire, either because they own property elsewhere and want to spend their retirement years there, or they want to be closer to children and grandchildren who live out of state. Whether you’re moving out of the state or recently moved to Maryland, it is important to have your estate planning documents reviewed after you’ve settled in a new … [Read more...] about What Do I Do With My Estate Plan When Moving In or Out of the State