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What's the difference between dying intestate vs. with a will or trust?

Wills, Trusts & Dying Intestate: What’s the Difference?

By Andre O. McDonald |

“Estate planning is for the rich! I don’t have enough assets to do an estate plan!” Sounds familiar? These are some of the excuses folks make in order to justify not creating an estate plan. While most people understand that having some sort of an estate plan is a good thing, many of us… Read More »

Planning on leaving money to grandchildren in a will? Avoid these common mistakes.

Planning on Leaving Money to Grandchildren in a Will? Don’t Make These Common Mistakes!

By Andre O. McDonald |

As we build wealth, we naturally desire to pass that financial stability to our offspring. With the grandkids, especially, we often share a special bond that makes us want to provide well for their future. However, that bond can actually turn into a weakness if proper precautions aren’t set in place. If you’re planning… Read More »

How to Avoid a Will Contest

4 Tips for Avoiding a Trust or Will Contest

By Andre O. McDonald |

A trust or will contest can derail your final wishes, rapidly deplete your estate, and tear your loved ones apart. If you are concerns about the possibility of challenges to your estate plan, the best way to prevent a trust or will contest is with proper planning.   4 Ways to help your family… Read More »

5 Reasons Why Probate in Maryland Takes So Long

HELP! This Probate Is Taking Forever!!!

By Andre O. McDonald |

After a loved one dies, his or her estate must be settled. While most people want the settlement process to be done ASAP, probate in Maryland, including Howard County, can take between 9 to 18 months, presuming there is no challenges to a Will or any litigation. Yes, you heard that right. The time… Read More »

Who said vampires don't need an estate plan?

Even Vampires Need Estate Planning

By Andre O. McDonald |

Yes, even the undead need an estate plan. After you stop laughing you need to hear me out. As we’ve learned from the likes of The Vampire Chronicles, the Twilight saga, and HBO’s True Blood, vampires aren’t immortal. They do die, and it’s usually unexpected and messy. While vampires aren’t good candidates for life… Read More »

Wills for New Parents: 5 Things You Must Know

Wills for New Parents: What You Need to Know

By Andre O. McDonald |

As a new parent, you naturally want to guarantee your new baby’s future in every way. For many new parents, infancy is a time for celebrating new life, and making a will is the last thing on their minds. For others, the process of bringing new life into the world sparks intense feelings of… Read More »

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