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Are payable on death accounts a smart choice for your family?

Is a Payable on Death Account Right for You and Your Family?

By Andre O. McDonald |

Payable on death accounts, or “POD accounts” for short, have become popular for avoiding probate in the last decade or so. What is a Payable on Death Account? A POD account is a type of bank account authorized by state law which allows the account owner to designate one or more beneficiaries to receive… Read More »

Intestacy: If You Die Without a Will in Maryland, Does Your Spouse Inherit Your Entire Estate?

By Andre O. McDonald |

If you are married and you die without a will in Maryland, you may mistakenly believe that your spouse will still inherit your entire estate. Not so fast. Who will inherit your estate depends on several different factors.   3 Factors that Determine What Happens to Your Estate if You Die Without a Will… Read More »

Owning Property as Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship: Worth the Risk of Disinheritance?

Warning: If You Own Property This Way, You May Accidentally Disinherit Your Own Children

By Andre O. McDonald |

Owning property as Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship is easy, common, and often disastrous. Sadly, children – both minor and adult – are often disinherited. While there are several forms of joint ownership, the one most people use (and the one considered in this blog) is called Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship. When… Read More »

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