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January 2, 2020

Three Things You Should Know about the SECURE Act

A new federal law makes some big changes to retirement savings.  The law is called the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act).  Never heard of the SECURE Act?  It was included in the omnibus federal appropriations bill that was signed into law at the end of December 2019, and it affects tax years beginning in 2020.  The Act will affect retirement planning for everyone in qualified plans, but some people may feel the effects more than […]
December 9, 2019

Six Things to Consider When Choosing a Guardian for Your Child

Who will take care of your child if you aren’t able to do so?  That is a tough decision, fraught with emotion and stress.  A legal guardian is someone appointed to care for a minor child if the child’s parents are unable to because of death or illness.  If you don’t choose the legal guardian for your child, the courts will decide for you should the need arise, and a court’s decision may not be the same one you would […]
November 25, 2019

Five Ways Your Lawyer Can Help When You Are Buying a Business

Hey Ryan, I’m thinking about buying a business.  “What do you think?” I’ve been asked a few times.  My response is always we should talk about your case individually.  Let me tell you how I, as your lawyer, can help.  Here are five ways your lawyer can help you when you’re buying a business. Negotiating the Purchase Contract – Like buying a house, you will need to negotiate the details of your business purchase.  You should define in the purchase […]
November 11, 2019

Maryland Probate in Four Easy Steps

What is probate?  As a probate attorney in Silver Spring, I hear this question a lot.  Simply put, probate is the process of transferring property after the person who owned it has passed away.  Generally, you must go through probate to transfer property from the deceased, known as the decedent, to the persons who will be receive the property.  Probate is also when the debts of the decedent, if any, are paid.  The process is sometimes called estate administration, but […]
June 21, 2019

What is probate?

Simply put, probate is the process of transferring property after the person who owned it has passed away.  Generally, you must go through probate to transfer property from the deceased to the person who is going to receive it.  Probate is also when the debts of the deceased, if any, are paid.  The process is sometimes called estate administration, but it is more commonly known as probate.  You probate the estate according to the will, following the will’s direction as […]

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