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Protecting your Digital Property - An estate plan has many components. At the heart of an estate plan is the will, which outlines an individual’s assets and how they are to be distributed among their heirs and any other beneficiaries, such a charitable organization. Many estate plans also include an advance medical directive, which states the individual’s wishes for their [ ] The post Protecting your Digital Property appeared first on Jayme Levy.
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Reasons to Challenge a Will - In most situations, it is extremely difficult to challenge a decedent’s Last Will and Testament. As the testator, or person who wrote the will, is no longer here to speak about the bequests made in the will, wills are explicitly followed when they pass through probate court. There are a few situations in which a [ ] The post Reasons to Challenge a Will appeared first on Jayme Levy.
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Probate Process in Maryland - Probate is the manner in which estates are settled, under supervision of the court. The purpose of the probate system is to prevent fraud after someone’s death. The probate process can vary widely among estates, depending on factors such as the amount of assets and the relationship between beneficiaries and other family members. However, there [ ] The post Probate Process in Maryland appeared first on Jayme Levy.
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Estate Planning for Blended Families - According to the U.S. Census Bureau, blended families now outnumber traditional families. Accompanying high divorce rates, the increasing incidence of blended families can also be attributed to longer lifespans and remarriage after a spouse’s death. In fact, the number of remarriages has risen steadily over the last few decades. According to the Pew Research Center, [ ] The post Estate Planning for Blended Families appeared first on Jayme Levy.
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Talking to Your Parents About Estate Planning - Although it is not always easy to talk about estate planning, it is a necessary conversation for any adult child to have with their aging parent. The most effective way to start and work through this series of conversations is to approach them with objective facts and a positive focus on the future of the [ ] The post Talking to Your Parents About Estate Planning appeared first on Jayme Levy.
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Intestacy Laws in Maryland - In Maryland, if a decedent does not have a valid Last Will and Testament (“Will”) admitted into probate then their probate assets are divided according to the laws of intestacy. The laws of intestacy are based on an individual’s blood degree of separation from the decedent. The following is everything that you need to know [ ] The post Intestacy Laws in Maryland appeared first on Jayme Levy.
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Guardianships - With the U.S. population aging at a rapid rate, discussions of guardianship are becoming common. There are two (2) types of guardianships.  The first is Guardianship of the Person.  The second is Guardianship of Property.  The Guardian of the Person will make decisions regarding the disabled person’s medical care.  The Guardian of the Property will [ ] The post Guardianships appeared first on Jayme Levy.
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Who is Eligible for Long Term Care Medicaid? - No matter the level of income, taking care of our loved ones is important to everyone. It can be difficult to afford nursing home care, and Medicaid is designed to allow an individual to obtain the care that they need. However, Medicaid is not available to everyone. It is available to certain individuals or families [ ] The post Who is Eligible for Long Term Care Medicaid? appeared first on Jayme Levy.
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Who is Eligible for Medicaid? - No matter the level of income, good health is important to everyone.  If it is difficult to afford medical care, Medicaid is designed to allow an individual to obtain the care that they need to stay healthy. However, Medicaid is not available to everyone. It is available to certain low-income individuals or families that fit [ ] The post Who is Eligible for Medicaid? appeared first on Jayme Levy.
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Helping Your Widowed Parent Organize Their Assets - The loss of a loved one can be devastating, especially when it is a parent. In order to help your elderly parent cope with the passing of his or her spouse, it is essential to help them have their legal and financial obligations in order. Towson elder care lawyers have you covered. What follows is [ ] The post Helping Your Widowed Parent Organize Their Assets appeared first on Jayme Levy.
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