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If My Loved One Has a Will, Do I Have to go Through Probate?

According to Investopedia, “Probate is a legal process in which a will is reviewed to determine whether it is valid and authentic. Probate also refers to the general administering of a deceased person’s will or the estate of a deceased person without a will.” Before any assets can be distributed to beneficiaries, the executor of… Continued

Unmarried Couples and Child Custody

Marriage rates are on the decline (divorce rates have actually declined as well), which is why it is becoming increasingly common for unmarried couples with children to rely on custody laws in Maryland. In fact, one third of children are living with an unmarried parent, according to the Pew Research Center. Some of those parents… Continued

Why Powers of Attorney are Necessary in a Crisis

In a crisis situation, what happens if you or your family member is suddenly incapacitated and unable to take care of routine affairs? Who will continue to pay your health care premiums, the mortgage, or other important expenses? If you own a business, who will work with your bank or payroll provider to pay your… Continued

Three Things to Know About a Personal Injury Claim

When you are involved in any type of accident, there are typically a flood of emotions and uncertainty.  You were hit by a car while crossing the street and suffered multiple fractures. Maybe you were bitten by a dog, slipped in a grocery store and broke your collarbone, or were run off the road by… Continued

12 Mistakes to Avoid When Acting As Executor for Probate

As the executor of an estate, also called the Personal Representative in Maryland (hereinafter referred to a PR), you have certain legal obligations and a fiduciary duty to take certain actions, or inactions, on behalf of the estate.  Otherwise, you may be held personally liable to the beneficiaries of the estate.  Below are 12 mistakes… Continued

Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit for Assault

While most personal injury cases involve accidental injuries caused by human error or negligence, victims and their family members can seek financial compensation in cases of assault, battery, homicide, and other types of criminal actions that cause physical and/or emotional harm. What if the Offender Was Never Charged or Escaped a Conviction? One of the… Continued

Tara Frame Recognized as the Face of Estate Planning

Tara Frame of Frame & Frame has been recognized in What’s Up Magazine for their Faces of the Chesapeake, 2020 edition. What’s Up Magazine features professionals from the Chesapeake Bay area who are considered top experts in their industry.  The Face of Estate Planning Tara specializes in estate planning, probate, elder law, and Medicaid and long-term care planning while the… Continued

Why Families with Wealth Need a Trust

Estate planning ensures who will care for any younger children and that they will have access to whatever financial resources are available. A trust is effective as soon as it is created, which allows for a trustee to manage your affairs before and after death. For families who have accrued substantial wealth, having a trust in… Continued

Long Term Planning Is Critical Right Now

Today’s COVID crisis has heightened our awareness of the unexpected. If you are over 60, or are caring for a senior or parent, you are no doubt in the midst of crisis management. This can be a tough time, requiring tough decisions, especially if long-term care is required.  Unfortunately, many families are not properly prepared… Continued

Why Single People Need an Estate Plan

Although everyone should have a will and an estate plan, it is especially important for single people. In the event of an unexpected crisis, it is imperative to have your information available for someone you trust. Without an estate plan, you have no control over the distribution of your assets. Your assets will go through… Continued