Getting Your Will Done

by D'Erra Jackson | Posted in Wills & Estates | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Deciding it is time for a Will can be scary and stressful. It is easy to put writing one off until “tomorrow”.  At Andrews, Bongar, Gormley & Clagett we can eliminate the stress and reduce the fear. The first step is to give us a call. Once you take the step to call us, we…

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The Advance Medical Directive

by Dave Gormley | Posted in Wills & Estates | Reading Time: 5 minutes

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What would happen to you if you had a major medical emergency, and you were in a coma or vegetative state?  Unless you have already taken steps to provide legal instructions otherwise, the hospital will use all reasonable means to keep you alive – whether you want that or not. The document that gives you…

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The Durable Power of Attorney

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Wills & Estates | Reading Time: 4 minutes

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When someone comes to us for a will, we usually explain why they also need a durable power of attorney. A durable power of attorney gives someone the legal authority to handle your financial affairs even if you are disabled. If you become disabled without a power of attorney in place, your loved ones will…

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Do you still need estate planning after the 2017 tax law?

by D'Erra Jackson | Posted in Wills & Estates | Reading Time: 2 minutes

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Does the new tax law passed in December 2017 mean you don’t have to do estate planning anymore? No! That is a very incorrect assumption that some people are making. In fact, there are (at least) four good reasons you still need to be concerned about estate planning even after the new tax law. Don’t…

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Final Words to Your Family

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Wills & Estates | Reading Time: 3 minutes

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This is the suggested format of a letter we suggest you write in our Free Legal Consumer Guide to making a will. This letter is not legally binding, but it goes with your will just to make things easier for your heirs after your death. Please read our entire Free Legal Consumer Guide to why…

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How To Process A Simple Estate

by Dave Gormley | Posted in Wills & Estates | Reading Time: 4 minutes

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This article is meant as a short overview of the urgent things you must do when someone passes away and you have to open an estate in Maryland. It is meant for the spouse or close relative who finds themselves in the unhappy and usually surprising situation where they need this information. This is not…

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