The clock is ticking! If you have not yet signed up for one of our Free Estate Planning Seminars, time is running out! The Waldorf location is already full! We still have seats at Chesapeake Beach, Edgewater, Annapolis and Bowie but they are filling up fast! The presentation establishes the necessary components of an effective estate plan. It is delivered as a case study profiling the … [Read more...] about Free Estate Planning Seminars Next Week! Register now!
The spousal elective share is a holdover from English common law. It is derived from the idea of dower or curtesy. The idea behind an elective share is that if one spouse disinherits the other, the surviving spouse may still elect to receive a portion of the deceased spouse’s estate. Currently in Maryland if there are surviving children, the spouse may elect to take 1/3 of the deceased spouse’s … [Read more...] about What Is The Spousal Elective Share?
If you are contemplating marriage, you probably have heard of a pre-nuptial agreement but may not be sure if such an agreement is right for you. Since many of my clients are older and have acquired valuable assets, a pre-nuptial agreement is a means of clarifying marital expectations such as how expenses are to be paid, how assets are to be distributed after someone dies, and whether the new … [Read more...] about A Pre-Nuptial Can Be A Significant Estate Planning Tool