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What is the Spousal Elective Share?

The purpose of the spousal elective share  law is to provide some protection to a spouse against being disinherited by granting the surviving spouse a right to elect to receive a percentage of the decedent’s estate instead of what, if anything, is provided in the Will. See Estate & Trusts Article 3-208.  The statute also … Read moreWhat is the Spousal Elective Share?

Real Estate Planning: Before & During Probate

Basic real estate succession planning  typically is planning to ensure that your children (or whomever you want), will inherit your home when you die.  For most folk, real estate means their personal residence and is their most valuable asset. For the purpose of this article, real estate includes  virtually all kinds of real estate.  Concerned … Read moreReal Estate Planning: Before & During Probate

When can the Personal Representative distribute the Estate assets?

No personal property, including furniture and effects, money, stock or other securities, real estate or anything else may be distributed without prior court approval. The court needs to be satisfied that the estate is properly accounted for, that creditors have had an opportunity to file claims against the estate and be paid, and that the … Read moreWhen can the Personal Representative distribute the Estate assets?

Who is responsible for paying the funeral bill?

Typically, the decedent’s estate. However, frequently family members make last minute arrangements and sign papers at the funeral home agreeing to be responsible. If you signed such papers, you are personally liable. However, if there is enough money in the estate, you can be reimbursed. Contact us now to inquire about our estate legal services.