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life after the coronavirus

Life After the Coronavirus

It turns out there is life after the coronavirus. This past week in Laurel Maryland was really different. Governor Hogan issue an order halting non-essential businesses from operating. As a law firm, we are able to work, though mostly working remotely. Many routines have changed.

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coronavirus

What If I Get the Coronavirus?

As Franklin Roosevelt pointed out so well in his First Inaugural Address, “[T]he only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”

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need a will

At What Age Do I Need a Will?

It’s never too early to start estate planning. If you already have a family, getting your personal affairs in order is a must. The sooner you start planning, the more prepared you will be for life’s unexpected twists and turns.

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fixing estate planning mistakes

Fixing an Estate Plan Mistake

Sometimes, despite best intentions and best efforts, an estate plan leaves unintended problems for heirs, trustees, and others to solve. For example, a trust may have become outdated because of changes in tax laws, the birth or death of family members, or special circumstances, like an heir’s disability.

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handling inherited investments

Handling Inherited Investments?

Receiving an inheritance can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it’s overwhelming, thanks to the intense emotions associated with losing a loved one combined with the confusion about what to do with the newly acquired assets. On the other, an inheritance can re-invigorate your finances and create new opportunities for you and your family.

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