Category: Wills

Five Myths About Living Trusts

When you are considering estate planning, you may ask family or friends for advice.  But, there is a lot of misinformation circulating about estate planning, which is understandable given how complicated this area of law really is.   In this article, we discuss five myths about living trusts and what you can do to ensure that… Continued

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

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

Do I Need Advance Healthcare Directives?

None of us wants to think about having an illness, being incapacitated, growing older, or how to care for a family member in these situations.  But, advance care planning is an important step you can take for yourself and your loved ones, at any age.  After all, none of us knows when a car accident,… 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

The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself or DIY Wills

With everything available at the click of a button, many people think that downloading a Do-It Yourself or DIY will template by going to an online platform can be an effective way to get a will in place.  But, the state you reside in, your familial situation, and many other factors can make this an… 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

Do I Need a Will or a Trust?

The majority of Americans do not have a will or a trust. According to USA Today, 64 percent of Americans do not have a will. But do you really need one? The answer to that is most likely yes. However, do you need a simple will or will your loved ones be better off after… Continued

Blended Families Face Critical Legal Issues When a Family Member Passes Away

Our families change over time. Children and grandchildren are born. Some people get a divorce and remarry. Bank accounts are opened and closed. Real estate is bought and sold. People change jobs and roll over their retirement accounts. For all of these reasons, it is important to establish an estate plan so the family’s assets… Continued