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Laurel Maryland Estate Planning Blog

Are My Beneficiary Designations Trouble for My Heirs?

Most consumers are familiar with the beneficiary designation form they complete when opening an IRA or 401(k). The form designates who receives the asset if the account owner dies. However, these forms can create confusion, unintended bequests, and family turmoil if not adequately monitored.

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day

This Memorial Day, as we enjoy our burgers and dogs in our socially distant reality, it may help to take the long view that we are not alone in this time of challenge. Many other generations have had their own difficulties to rise above and have managed to pass on a better world for us. 

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What Should I Ask If My Mom Is in a Quarantined Facility

It can be frustrating and nerve-racking when you can’t see a loved one face-to-face — a fact that so many family members with loved ones in assisted living or nursing home facilities are discovering during the coronavirus outbreak. To protect those who are most at risk of complications from the disease caused by the coronavirus, COVID-19, health officials have announced strict rules for some facilities with vulnerable older residents.

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Good Caregiver

5 Tips To Be A Good Caregiver

Not everyone can afford to hire an in-home nurse or professional caregiver. Today, there are around 45.3 million unpaid, non-professional caregivers in the United States taking care of a loved one.

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