Category: Probate

What to do When a Loved One Dies

No one is ever prepared for a loved one to pass, nor do we like thinking about it. The funeral ceremony can make a significant difference for those who are grieving a loss. It is essential to have a personalized and meaningful ceremony that helps friends and family members reflect on their relationship with their… 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

Frame & Frame Welcomes Attorney Veronica Zoberbier

Frame & Frame Attorneys at Law welcomes Attorney Veronica Zoberbier to the firm. Veronica will be leading the firm’s estate planning practice in Frederick, MD. Veronica has been working in the legal field since 2001 and is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association. Her areas of expertise include Wills, Trusts and Powers of… Continued

A Comprehensive Guide to Wills, Trusts, and Probate

Every person, no matter your age, should have a will or trust to ensure that your assets and property are handed down as you see fit. Without a will or a trust, the state of Maryland may end up distributing your assets according to the law versus according to your wishes. Many people believe their… Continued

Five Things to Know After the Death of a Loved One

Following the death of your parent, spouse, partner, or other family member, it is difficult to do anything other than grieve and reflect on the memories you shared with them. This is the time to be with family and focus on your own emotional well-being, and yet there are countless legal issues that must be… Continued

When is Probate Necessary?

The death of a loved one is always a tragedy whether it was foreseen for some time, or sudden and unexpected. In the aftermath of your loved one’s passing, it is expected that family members, significant others, and close friends use their time to grieve, pay respects to the deceased, and share stories and memories.… Continued

Coping With the Death of a Loved One

Whether a husband died of long-term cancer or a child unexpectedly died in a traffic collision, the death of a loved one is often the hardest thing that any of us ever have to deal with. There may be numbness at first, or shock, and the sadness may ease at times, but the loss is… Continued

Everything You Need to Know About Filing Maryland Estate Tax

When someone passes away and you are serving as the executor or personal representative, one of the most critical tasks is correctly filing estate tax. A professional estate administrator such as an attorney is highly recommended for this and the many other complex aspects of estate administration. Maryland estate tax is different than most other… Continued

Solve Inheritance Issues Before Your Death

Long-standing childhood feuds tend to resurface when a parent or other relative passes away and the adult children have to accept who gets what regarding inheritance. Inheritance can be a touchy subject even for families that have always gotten along in the past. The stress and grief of a loved one dying can cause siblings… Continued