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What is Probate?

By |October 28th, 2019|Categories: Featured Articles, Probate & Trust Administration, Recent Posts, Trust & Estate Planning|

Probate is an administrative proceeding through which a deceased person’s estate is properly distributed to heirs and designated beneficiaries and any debt owed to creditors is paid off. If the decedent had a Will, [...]

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Remember to Coordinate Beneficiary Designations with your Estate Plan

By |October 27th, 2019|Categories: Featured Articles, Recent Posts, Trust & Estate Planning|

When you sign up for an IRA, 401k, TSP, 403b, etc. (“Qualified Funds”), you are required to designate a beneficiary to receive the proceeds should you pass away. Often, people fill out the forms [...]

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You Already Have an Estate Plan, Now What?

By |October 26th, 2019|Categories: Featured Articles, Recent Posts, Trust & Estate Planning|

Besides failing to have an estate plan, a common error in estate planning is failing to update your estate plan. If you already have an estate plan in place, you have done a lot [...]

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Why Having an Under 30 Trust Provision in Your Will is a Good Idea

By |October 25th, 2019|Categories: Featured Articles, Recent Posts, Trust & Estate Planning|

Upon your death, your assets are distributed according to the terms of your Will. If you have children and/or grandchildren, you are likely hoping to be able to leave assets to them but may [...]

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Things to Think about when Choosing a Personal Representative in your Will

By |October 24th, 2019|Categories: Estate Planning, Featured Articles, Legal Information, Recent Posts, Trust & Estate Planning, Wills|

One of the benefits of having a Will is appointing an individual to administer your estate upon your death and ensure that your estate is distributed according to your wishes. The person appointed is [...]

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Why Everyone Should Have Powers of Attorney

By |October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Estate Planning, Featured Articles, Legal Information, Recent Posts|

Estate planning is not just about planning for your death; it is also about planning for your potential incapacity and/or disability. This is where a Statutory Form Power of Attorney and a Healthcare Power [...]

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The Importance of Having a Will

By |October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Featured Articles, Legal Information, Recent Posts, Wills|

Losing a loved one is difficult and emotional. Unfortunately, so many decisions need to be made upon a person’s death from planning funeral services, deciding between cremation or burial, deciding what to do with [...]

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GWEBLAW: Offering Mediation in Maryland

By |May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Featured Articles, Paul S. Lewis|

     Our attorneys offer the combined legal experience of more than 70 years.  Our team has collectively handled such diverse practice areas as: Family Law, Business/Commercial Disputes, Personal Injury, Probate and Real Estate which has provided the necessary background to assist clients who find themselves embroiled in such matters. 

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Paul Lewis: New Mediator in Maryland

By |May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Featured Articles, Paul S. Lewis|

GWEB partner Paul Lewis has now been certified to mediate cases in Maryland.  After a 42-year career that involved his representing many clients in dozens of such matters, he has now switched “sides of the table”.  In the coming weeks he will offer his though and insights on alternative dispute resolution (A.D.R.)

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Alimony Under the New Federal Tax Act

By |January 16th, 2018|Categories: Featured Home, Maryland Laws, Recent Posts, Trust & Estate Planning|

Effective January 1, 2018, the exemption (tax-free amount) from federal estate taxes increased to $11,200,000 per person.  This amount is scheduled to increase yearly in step with inflation. Because of “portability” (the ability of the [...]

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2018 Estate Tax Law Changes

By |January 16th, 2018|Categories: Estate Planning, Featured Home, Maryland Laws, Recent Posts, Trust & Estate Planning|

Effective January 1, 2018, the exemption (tax-free amount) from federal estate taxes increased to $11,200,000 per person.  This amount is scheduled to increase yearly in step with inflation. Because of “portability” (the ability of the [...]