Close Menu
+
Office: 10500 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 420, Columbia, MD 21044-3563

Tag Archives: Guardianship

Why Factoring Cognitive Impairment into Your Estate Plan is Critical

Better to Play It Safe: Proactive Estate Planning and Cognitive Impairment

By Andre O. McDonald |

Most financially savvy individuals begin planning their estate when they’re in peak mental shape. The idea that this might change at some point in the distant future is an unpleasant one, and they would rather go about their estate planning as if they’ll be as sharp as a tack late into their golden years…. Read More »

Guardianship & Money: What happens if the person you choose isn't good with handling finances?

IRAs, Annuities and Guardianship: Providing for Your Minor Children After You Die

By Andre O. McDonald |

For most parents, making decisions regarding guardianship of their minor children is the most vexing part of estate planning. Not only must you trust the appointed guardian to raise your children as you’d want them raised, but you also need that person to be financially responsible with your children’s inheritance. For example, if you… Read More »

Estate Planning for New Parents: How to Protect Your Sweet New Baby

New Baby? The Importance of Estate Planning for New Parents

By Andre O. McDonald |

Estate planning is often one item that gets pushed back on nearly everyone’s to-do list. The reasons you might be delaying vary: lack of time, not thinking you have enough assets, not knowing how to start, or fear of contemplating death. Whatever the reason for not putting an estate plan together up until now,… Read More »

3 Estate Planning Myths You Should be Aware of in Columbia, MD and beyond

Estate Planning Myths: Why Me, Why Now … and is a Will Enough?

By Andre O. McDonald |

Marylanders – you have worked hard for years, have family members and friends you care about, and have approached a time in your life when “estate planning” sounds like something you should do … but you are not exactly sure why. You may feel that you are not wealthy enough – or not old… Read More »

How to Avoid Living Probate

Avoid Living Probate: How to Keep Guardians and Conservators Out of Your Estate (UPDATED: May 2019)

By Andre O. McDonald |

While most proactive individuals know the importance of having a well-rounded estate plan, it is typically considered as something that will take effect after they have passed away. But there are in fact many ways in which comprehensive estate planning can have a positive impact on your life while you are still around to… Read More »

Naming a guardian for your child is one of the most important things you can do to protect them

Do It Now: Why Naming a Guardian for Your Child Can’t Wait

By Andre O. McDonald |

We know it’s hard. Thinking about someone else raising our children stops us all in our tracks. It feels crushing and too horrific to consider; but you must. If you put off naming a guardian for your child, it’s possible that a stranger will end up determining who raises your child if something happens to… Read More »

Request a Consultation

For help with estate planning, special needs planning, elder law or Veteran's Pension Planning needs throughout Howard, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Anne Arundel, and Baltimore County; and Baltimore City, contact McDonald Law Firm, LLC.

Captcha
  • Facebook
  • Google Plus
  • linkedin

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

No content on this site may be reused in any fashion without written permission from www.mcdonaldesq.com

© 2016 - 2019 McDonald Law Firm, LLC. All rights reserved.