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Customized estate plan

Your Estate Plan Needs to Be Customized

Estate planning documents often are treated like the photocopied permission slip for a child’s field trip. You fill in your name, include the children’s names and dates of birth, and sign. The document is filed away to be used if needed, but you really never expect it to be used.

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What Do I Do If I’m Named Power of Attorney?

Has a loved one named you their financial power of attorney? Are you ready to take on all the responsibilities that entails? Hopefully, you won’t be called into action anytime soon, but with the coronavirus pandemic continuing, it’s something to think about.

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Maryland Emergency Notary Order

Maryland Emergency Notary Order and Ensuing Confusion

On March 30 Governor Larry Hogan signed an emergency notary Order allowing documents in Maryland to be signed remotely. This was an emergency order meant the help keep notaries and those people signing documents critical enough to require a notary. It’s unfortunately useless as issued.

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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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